Shirley Chisholm Takes a Stand


Why is Shirley Chisholm taking a stand for women’s right rather than African American rights? Use specific evidence from the text to write 2-3 paragraphs that answer this question.

In your response, be sure to:

  • Answer the prompt completely

  • Provide complete and relevant evidence

  • Your paragraphs must include the following:

    • A focus statement

    • At least 3 pieces of evidence from the text For each piece of evidence, an analysis or explanation: What does this evidence mean?

  • A concluding sentence