In 1972, an outspoken black congresswoman from Brooklyn boldly made a bid for the presidency. When women were barely out of the kitchen and the Civil Rights Act was still new, Shirley Chisholm was not only the first woman, but the first black woman to seek the highest office in the land. While the press ignored her, political leaders endorsed an “electable” candidate who could win the White House away from Nixon. Discussion with director to follow. 2003, U.S., color, 35mm, 75 minutes.