Tagged: Shirley Chisholm

Beginning Women’s History Month by Remembering “Fighting Shirley”

Rep. Shirley Chisholm. Courtesy of the Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives.

As you may know, March is Women’s History Month. Similar to Black History Month, I celebrate Women’s History Month by finding or re-discovering speeches delivered by women. Today, I kick off the month by highlighting a floor speech, Equal Rights for Women, made by Shirley Chisholm.

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. Shirley Chisholm, “Equal Rights for Women.”

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