Bring U.S. Together. Vote Chisholm 1972, Unbought and Unbossed

National Portrait Gallery

Bring U.S. Together. Vote Chisholm 1972, Unbought and Unbossed

Artist
Unidentified Artist
Sitter
Shirley Anita St. Hill Chisholm, 30 Nov 1924 - 1 Jan 2005
Exhibition Label
“Unbought and unbossed,” Shirley Chisholm was a strident voice both for the underrepresented and against the ingratiating, corrupt nature of politics. She began her professional career as a teacher in New York City but quickly turned to public service, serving in the state’s General Assembly from 1964 to 1968. In the latter year, she became the first black woman elected to the United States Congress. Undoubtedly, her fluency in Spanish and appeal to women’s organizations helped her win New York’s Twelfth District seat. There she became an outspoken advocate for civil rights, and protested against the Vietnam War. A co-founder of the National Organization for Women, Chisholm also was an ardent supporter of women’s issues.
This poster was used in her 1972 run for the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination. Although ultimately unsuccessful, Chisholm inspired many with her message about unification, creating national conversations about a place for African Americans and women in the executive branch and as commander in chief.
“Ni comprada ni obligada”, Shirley Chisholm fue una voz estridente a favor de los sectores poco representados y en contra de la política obsequiosa y corrupta. Comenzó su vida profesional como maestra en la ciudad de New York, pero pronto se inclinó por el servicio público y sirvió en la Asamblea General del estado desde 1964 hasta 1968. Ese mismo año se convirtió en la primera mujer de raza negra elegida al Congreso de Estados Unidos. Sin duda, su dominio del idioma español y su llamado a las organizaciones femeninas la ayudaron a ganar el escaño cameral por el duodécimo distrito de New York. Desde allí fue una vigorosa defensora de los derechos civiles y protestó contra la guerra de Vietnam. También apoyó con vehemencia diversas causas de la mujer y cofundó la National Organization for Women.
Este cartel se utilizó en su campaña de 1972 por la nominación presidencial del Partido Demócrata. Aunque no triunfó, Chisholm logró inspirar a muchos con su mensaje de unificación, creando diálogos nacionales que consideraran un lugar para los afroamericanos y las mujeres en la rama ejecutiva y en la presidencia de la nación.
Credit Line
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
1972
Object number
NPG.2015.113
Restrictions & Rights
CC0
Type
Print
Medium
Poster
Dimensions
Sheet: 36.8 × 29.3 cm (14 1/2 × 11 9/16")
Alternate Title
Shirley Chisholm
National Portrait Gallery
Topic
Costume\Jewelry\Necklace
Costume\Jewelry\Earring
Costume\Jewelry\Ring
Costume\Dress Accessory\Eyeglasses
Costume\Jewelry\Watch
Poster\Political
Shirley Anita St. Hill Chisholm: Female
Shirley Anita St. Hill Chisholm: Politics and Government\State Legislator\New York
Shirley Anita St. Hill Chisholm: Politics and Government\Presidential Candidate
Shirley Anita St. Hill Chisholm: Education\Educator
Shirley Anita St. Hill Chisholm: Education\Educator\Lecturer
Shirley Anita St. Hill Chisholm: Education\Educator\Professor\University
Shirley Anita St. Hill Chisholm: Politics and Government\US Congressman\New York
Shirley Anita St. Hill Chisholm: Education\Administrator\School
Shirley Anita St. Hill Chisholm: Presidential Medal of Freedom
Portrait
Record ID
npg_NPG.2015.113
GUID (Link to Original Record)
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm47b2be931-ba30-4cef-aef0-e85fcd45aec3