Original Shirley Chisholm Presidential Campaign Poster (1972)


Vintage cardstock poster from Shirley Chisholm's presidential campaign in 1972. These were widely disseminated in public spaces to promote Chisholm's platform during her run fo the Democratic Presidential Nomination. Measures 11.5" across by 14" tall. Minor folding on corners and small areas of discoloration. See photos.

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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