51 min

Episode 276: Hoes of History: Shirley Chisholm The Homance Chronicles

    • History

Shirley Chisholm, the first African American woman to be elected to the U.S. Congress and earned the nickname “Fighting Shirley.” 
From her humble beginnings in Brooklyn, New York, to her historic achievements as the first African American woman elected to the United States Congress, Shirley Chisholm's journey is one of resilience, courage, and unwavering commitment to justice.
We get into her groundbreaking presidential campaign in 1972, where she shattered barriers as the first African American major-party candidate and the first woman to seek the Democratic Party's nomination for president.
Throughout her career, Shirley Chisholm fearlessly advocated for marginalized communities, championing issues such as civil rights, women's rights, and education reform. As we reflect on her legacy, we examine Shirley's enduring impact on American politics and her legacy as a tireless advocate for equality and representation.
From her famous words, "If they don't give you a seat at the table, bring a folding chair," to her lasting influence on the next generation of leaders, Shirley Chisholm's legacy continues to resonate today.
Get your Homance apparel: nicolebonneville.etsy.com
Follow us on IG: @homance_chronicles
Connect with us: linktr.ee/homance
Send us a Hoe of History request: homancepodcast@gmail.com

Shirley Chisholm, the first African American woman to be elected to the U.S. Congress and earned the nickname “Fighting Shirley.” 
From her humble beginnings in Brooklyn, New York, to her historic achievements as the first African American woman elected to the United States Congress, Shirley Chisholm's journey is one of resilience, courage, and unwavering commitment to justice.
We get into her groundbreaking presidential campaign in 1972, where she shattered barriers as the first African American major-party candidate and the first woman to seek the Democratic Party's nomination for president.
Throughout her career, Shirley Chisholm fearlessly advocated for marginalized communities, championing issues such as civil rights, women's rights, and education reform. As we reflect on her legacy, we examine Shirley's enduring impact on American politics and her legacy as a tireless advocate for equality and representation.
From her famous words, "If they don't give you a seat at the table, bring a folding chair," to her lasting influence on the next generation of leaders, Shirley Chisholm's legacy continues to resonate today.
Get your Homance apparel: nicolebonneville.etsy.com
Follow us on IG: @homance_chronicles
Connect with us: linktr.ee/homance
Send us a Hoe of History request: homancepodcast@gmail.com

51 min

Top Podcasts In History

The Rest Is History
Goalhanger Podcasts
American Scandal
Wondery
History's Secret Heroes
BBC Radio 4
American History Tellers
Wondery
Dan Snow's History Hit
History Hit
Throughline
NPR