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Before Hillary, Before Barack: Chisholm ’72: Unbought & Unbossed

A documentary screening of Unbought & Unbossed: Chisholm '72 followed by a discussion with MP Diane Abbott and Johanna Gjersvik (KCL American Studies)

The November 2008 U.S. Presidential election is, arguably, the most closely watched election in recent history. Join the American Studies Department’s to view Chisholm ’72: Unbought & Unbossed. This rich documentary takes viewers on a journey with Shirley Chisholm---the first African-American woman to win a Congressional seat representing New York State and, in 1972, the first black woman candidate to run for a major party’s nomination for President of the United States. Before Hillary and Barack, there was Shirley.

Diane Abbott, MP (Hackney North and Stoke Newington) and Johanna Gjersvik (American Studies graduate and doctoral candidate) will be with us to discuss the film and the election’s national and historical reverberations both in the U.S. and abroad.


MP Diane Abbott | talks | www
Ms Johanna Gjersvik | talks | www


Date and Time:

29 October 2008 at 6:00 pm


2 hours 30 minutes



Communications, King's College London
Strand Campus

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