16 for '16 - The Contenders

Shirley Chisholm Snubbed by Black Political Convention

Clip: Episode 1 | 2m 1s

Shirley Chisholm faced hostility by black men at the Black Political Convention in Gary, Indiana, in March, 1972. Social commentators examine her courage and determination in forging a political career as a black woman.

Aired: 09/13/16

Rating: TV-PG

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