I’d forgotten until I saw a mention of her on another blog. My first big foray into politics was in 1972, when I worked on the Shirley Chisholm campaign in North Carolina. “Unbought and Unbossed.” My memories of this are hazy. My biggest excitement was meeting her and getting her autograph. I think most of the people in the campaign were White feminists. I remember accosting some Black guys selling the Black Panther newspaper, urging them to vote for her.* I remember going to a precinct meeting where it turned out the McGovern forces had organized a railroad. She wouldn’t have done any worse in the general election than he did. Some links: one and another.
*My racial politics were what could be called well-meaning, egalitarian and naive in those days.