Documentary details Congresswoman Chisholm’s 1972 presidential bid. (2006)
“Unbought and Unbossed”
My favorite quotation is short and sweet. It makes me smile and inspires me. When Shirley Chisholm ran for Congress in 1968, her campaign slogan was “Unbought and Unbossed.” She ran to represent the people in her district and declared herself independent from the influence of the party bosses that sought to control her. She was, unapologetically, her own “boss,” and I admire her intelligence, strength and perseverance.
Do you have a favorite saying or quotation that inspires you, makes you laugh, or comforts you? We’d love it if you’d share it with us.
At 2 Dope Sistahs we want to support other scholars. On this last day of February, we are using our Foto Friday: Black History Month Edition to introduce the work of a budding young scholar named “Nina.” She is Da Hype 1’s daughter. While other first-graders at her school submitted poster projects on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. or Rosa Parks, Nina is an independent thinker who decided her Black History Month project would be on Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm.
As you can see, Nina has incorporated the Shirley Chisholm Black Heritage stamp into her project.
I hope you have enjoyed Nina’s awesome poster. Take note; we may be looking at the work of a future artist, literary scholar, engineer, historian, or even a princess.
Did your young scholar have a Black History Month project? Well, don’t be bashful. Send us a picture on Twitter or Facebook. We’d love to see it.