The November 2008 U.S. Presidential election is, arguably, the most closely watched election in recent history. Join the King's College London American Studies Department to view Chisholm ’72: Unbought & Unbossed.
This rich documentary takes viewers on a journey with Shirley Chisholm---the first African-American woman to win a Congressional seat representing New York State and, in 1972, the first black woman candidate to run for a major party’s nomination for President of the United States. Before Hillary and Barack, there was Shirley.
Diane Abbott, MP (Hackney North and Stoke Newington) and Johanna Gjersvik (American Studies graduate and doctoral candidate) will be with us to discuss the film and the election’s national and historical reverberations both in the US and abroad.
Official Website: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/news/events_details.php?event_id=1199&year=2008
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