Monday, September 19, 2016

Where's My Movie? Shirley Chisholm

It's Where's My Movie? Monday! Each month, For Nerdy Girls features an inspirational individual who has changed the world but, for some reason, does not have her own biopic. These women are amazing human beings who should be commemorated as historical game changers in textbooks and statues and monuments. For now, we will discuss them on this internet blog.

(For comparison, Steve Jobs has been portrayed in 11 documentaries, four feature films, and one theatrical production. He created a company that sells phones.)

Name: Shirley Chisholm

What she did: Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm was a teacher, an educational consultant, the first black woman elected to the U.S. House of Representatives, a founding member of both the Congressional Black Caucus and the Congressional Women's Caucus, and one the first women and first black people to run for President of the United States.

Why she needs a movie: Shirley Chisholm survived multiple assassination attempts. She was also THE FIRST BLACK WOMAN TO RUN FOR PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES. Are there any movies about that? I didn't think so.

Coming to a theater near you: Yes, I'm Running for President. Of the United States. Of America.: Shirley Chisholm's Road to the White House

If you would like to nominate a notable lady for Where's My Movie?, please let us know in the comments, or email us at ForNerdyGirls [at] gmail [dot] com.

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