Talk:Shirley Chisholm

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This was a great bio of Shirley Chisholm!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! — Preceding unsigned comment added by 68.125.177.198 (talkcontribs) 17:38, April 19, 2005 (UTC)

I've changed the image of Shirley Chisholm from a 'fair use' photo to one from the Library of Congress which is a work of the US Government. I think it may be a better photo as well. -- SeanO 12:09, Jun 3, 2005 (UTC)

I am 17 years old and i was given a paper to write on some one who has changed my life and i had to write it on Mrs.Shirley Chisholm beacuse you have done many courageous things in and America. I loook at Mrs. Chishlom as a brave, self assured, courageous woman fought for women’s rights. Snd i wish i could thank her for it but God saw fit for her to be laid to rest R.I.P Mrs.Shirley Chisholm — Preceding unsigned comment added by 216.186.240.168 (talkcontribs) 04:01, February 22, 2007 (UTC)

Yes, the world could use more people like Shirley Chisholm. Alas, a recession-fueled backlash begat the Reagan years and closed bountless possibilities for structural change. --128.119.17.102 (talk) 07:26, 11 May 2008 (UTC)

Why is this page protected? Here's a link for the External Links. It's for a PBS/P.O.V documentary on Shirley Chisholm's 1972 run for president. http://www.pbs.org/pov/pov2005/chisholm/ — Preceding unsigned comment added by 76.167.78.52 (talkcontribs) 07:11, March 8, 2007 (UTC)

Presidential bid[edit]

Why isn't there anything about her presidential bid? I don't know very much about her, and came to this page to find out more. I expected to see something about that. - Coralys 04:31, 9 March 2007 (UTC)

Delegate Votes[edit]

Anyone know if she received 152 or 162 delegate votes? The article says both. (Also, does anyone know how many delegate votes are possible? It might be nice to be able to say "152 (or 162) out of _____ available delegate votes."--TheOtherBob 21:52, 9 July 2007 (UTC)

I'd like to second this. As a non-American, 162 delegate votes doesn't mean much to me. Of course, I could go and look up other articles to find out, but I think it would improve the article if it explained whether this was a near miss, or if she was a long way behind. TheAstonishingBadger (talk) 09:40, 26 January 2008 (UTC)

It looks like she won 28 delegates during the primary process, then Hubert Humphrey released his black delegates to her at the 1972 convention (he had 93 black delegates and 97 black alternates) as some kind of anti-McGovern maneuver and as a gesture towards black leaders. She ended up with 152 delegates. I haven't found how that added up and don't feel likely to spend more time chasing it down, but it would be good if someone interested could research this more carefully. The article previously repeated the version given in various later popular press pieces that seem to have gotten the story oversimplified or wrong. 75.62.6.99 (talk) 09:32, 8 June 2008 (UTC)

I know that in the 2008 election, 2000 or so delegates were up for grabs. 68.43.91.73 (talk) 15:38, 9 October 2008 (UTC)

As daughter of a Caribbean immigrant[edit]

Was she the first Congress-person to be elected that was also the child of a Caribbean immigrant --or that was the child of an Anglophone Caribbean immigrant (as opposed to a Spanish-Caribbean immigrant)?Dogru144 01:48, 16 January 2007 (UTC)

This article refers to Chisholm as an African American. Her parents were West Indian immigrants. Not all American blacks are of African origin. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Zilpha99 (talkcontribs) 00:20, July 12, 2007 (UTC)

Guess where black "West Indians" came from ? :) - Darwinek 09:52, 12 July 2007 (UTC)

more pictures[edit]

hi my name is [elided] and me personaly i think there should be tons of pictures [of the subject] on this page

—The preceding unsigned comment was added by 24.73.49.240 (talk) 20:58, 19 February 2007 (UTC).

who was she[edit]

she was a beauti ful lady —Preceding unsigned comment added by 68.49.35.148 (talk) 20:55, 14 February 2009 (UTC)

predsident[edit]

Did she win a vise prendsident a women predsident i hope every body get this —Preceding unsigned comment added by 68.49.35.148 (talk) 20:57, 14 February 2009 (UTC)

Earlier candidates[edit]

I think this page might need to be corrected. Wikipedia states that there were several earlier female Democrat candidates for presidential nomination (starting in 1920 with Laura Clay and Cora Wilson Stewart, and in 1964 Fay T. Carpenter Swain): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_female_United_States_presidential_and_vice-presidential_candidates Zonkerette (talk) 11:10, 22 October 2012 (UTC)