Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm was the first Black and female presidential candidate of a major party. She was also the first African-American woman elected to Congress in 1968. She was well aware of the intersection of race and gender and feminist/womanist thought was embedded in her rhetoric.
It saddened me that people overlooked her role in history during President Obama’s campaign. She had died a mere 4 years before the inauguration of the United States’ first African-American president.
Nevertheless, she is not forgotten. I honor her legacy. It is rare to find a politician with moral fortitude, character and honesty.