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Shirley Chisholm announced her intention to run for the 1972 democratic nomination for president on January 25, 1972. Chisholm was the first African American woman elected to Congress when she won the election for the New York representative in 1968.

From the speech:

“I am not the candidate of black America, although I am black and proud.

I am not the candidate of the women’s movement of this country, although I am a woman, and I am equally proud of that.

I am not the candidate of any political bosses or fat cats or special interests.”

Her ethical and logical appeals remind me of both Clinton’s and Sanders’s rhetorical appeals during the 2016 primary election.

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