Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Shirley Chisholm


Before Hillary Clinton, and before Barack Obama, there was Shirley Chisholm. This African-American congresswoman ran for the US presidency in 1972.  Along with Jesse Jackson, She helped break down racial and gender barriers for future candidates on the road to the White House. A special thanks to art director, Christa Tubach at UConn magazine for this timely assignment!