” I have certainly met much more discrimination in terms of being a woman than being black, in the field of politics. “


” I ran for the presidency, despite hopeless odds, to demonstrate the sheer will and refusal to accept the status quo. The next time a woman runs, or a black, a Jew, or anyone from a group that the country is ‘not ready’ to elect to its highest office, I believe that he or she will be taken seriously from the start. “


” The fact is that a woman who aspires to be chairman of the board – or a member of the House – does so for exactly the same reasons as any man. Basically, these are that she thinks she can do the job, and she wants to try. “


” I am not the candidate of Black America, although I am black and proud. I am not the candidate of the woman’s movement of this country, although I am a woman and I am equally proud of that. “


” I want history to remember me… not as the first black woman to have made a bid for the presidency of the United States, but as a black woman who lived in the 20th century and who dared to be herself. I want to be remembered as a catalyst for change in America. “



All 5 Shirley Chisholm Quotes about Woman in picture


I have certainly met much more discrimination in terms of being a woman than being black, in the field of politics.
I ran for the presidency, despite hopeless odds, to demonstrate the sheer will and refusal to accept the status quo. The next time a woman runs, or a black, a Jew, or anyone from a group that the country is


The fact is that a woman who aspires to be chairman of the board - or a member of the House - does so for exactly the same reasons as any man. Basically, these are that she thinks she can do the job, and she wants to try.
I am not the candidate of Black America, although I am black and proud. I am not the candidate of the woman
I want history to remember me... not as the first black woman to have made a bid for the presidency of the United States, but as a black woman who lived in the 20th century and who dared to be herself. I want to be remembered as a catalyst for change in America.
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