Vintage Hardcover “Fighting Shirley Chisholm” by James Haskins (1975)


This is a vintage hardcover copy of James Haskins’ “Fighting Shirley Chisholm”, her autobiography and detailed account of her experience in american politics. Published in 1974. Book is in good condition with library dust jacket, small writing inside and library markings/card holder. 

About: Shirley Chisholm was an American politician, educator, and author. She was a Congresswoman, representing New York's 12th Congressional District for seven terms from 1969 to 1983. In 1968, she became the first African-American woman elected to Congress.  On January 25, 1972, she became the first major-party black candidate for President of the United States and the first woman to run for the Democratic presidential nomination. She received 152 first-ballot votes at the 1972 Democratic National Convention. 

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