The Montclair History Center, in partnership with Montclair Film, will show Chisolm ‘72, as the second film in the Montclair History Center’s annual Price of Liberty Film and Discussion series. The film will be shown at Montclair Film’s Cinema505, 505 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair. Free admission. Register here.
This documentary follows pioneering politician Shirley Chisholm, the first African-American congresswoman, as she launches a campaign for the United States presidency in the 1972 election, and wins an impressive amount of support, given the era and the still-prevailing prejudices of many voters. The film takes a close look at her presidential run, providing interviews with Chisholm and the dedicated individuals who worked on her groundbreaking campaign.
This is the sixth year the Montclair History Center has offered the Price of Liberty Film and Discussion series that each year explores a different aspect of the Black experience. This year, by focusing on strong African American women in politics, the series celebrates the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th amendment which gave women the right to vote. The 19th amendment was passed on June 4, 1919 and adopted in 1920.