Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm for President Rally, Pittsburgh

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Title

Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm for President Rally, Pittsburgh

Creator

Volunteers for Shirley Chisholm

Contributor

University of Pittsburgh

Date

March 5, 1972

Description

This poster advertises a free campaign rally for Presidential candidate and Congresswoman from New York, Shirley Chisholm. The rally was held at Pittsburgh's Carnegie Music Hall in Oakland. In addition to advertising the event, the poster also promotes the activities of the Volunteers for Shirley Chisolm for President. Shirley Chisholm was the first African-American woman to be elected the United States Congress in 1968 and in 1972 the first woman to run for the Democratic Party's presidential nomination.

Scholars connect the increase of voting rights to more Americans, especially Black and African Americans, in the Voting Rights Act of 1965 with the election of more African American representatives, like Chisholm, who reflect the needs and interests of the people.

Source

JoAnn Evansgardner and Gerald H.F. Gardner Papers, 1965-1991, AIS.2001.09, Archives & Special Collections, University of Pittsburgh Library System

Language

English

Identifier

AIS.2001.09, Box 18, Folder 18

Citation

Volunteers for Shirley Chisholm , “Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm for President Rally, Pittsburgh,” accessed May 25, 2024, https://votingispower.omeka.net/items/show/41.