“If they don’t give you a seat at the table, bring a folding chair.”
The first African American woman to be elected to congress, Shirley Chisholm poses with confidence in 11 Be First”. Her views and political stances were legendary as she represented New York’s
congressional 12th district for seven terms. In 1972 Chisholm achieved another first by becoming the Democratic Party’s first woman to run for President. In this painting Chisholm’s glares with achievement and proud to represent righteous people.