Unbought and Unbossed: Expanded 40th Anniversary Edition

by Shirley Chisholm

Other authorsScott Simpson (Editor), Donna Brazile (Foreword), Shola Lynch (Afterword)
Paperback, 2010




Take Root Media (2010), Edition: 40, 200 pages


Unbought and Unbossed is Shirley Chisholm's account of her remarkable rise from young girl in Brooklyn to America's first African-American Congresswoman. She shares how she took on an entrenched system, gave a public voice to millions, and sets the stage for her trailblazing bid to be the first woman and first African-American President of the United States. By daring to be herself, Shirley Chisholm shows us how she forever changed the status quo. This expanded edition, edited by Scott Simpson, digs deeper with analysis by experts like Donna Brazile and Shola Lynch exploring Shirley Chisholm's impact on today and tomorrow's world.

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"I do not want anyone to conclude that I have given up hope for our representative democracy; I have not, or I would not be where I am. It is because I value the idea so much that I am often keenly disappointed byt the reality." --pg.64

"I told them that no one has a right to call himself a leader unless he dares to lead. That means standing up to be counted on the side of his people, even at the risk of his political security."--pg.127

"My role, I think, is more that of a catalyst. By verbalizing what is wrong, by trying to strip off the masks that make people comfortable in the midst of chaos, perhaps I can help get things moving."--pg.171-72
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200 p.; 5 inches


098005902X / 9780980059021
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