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Shirley Chisholm was the first African American woman in Congress and the first woman and African American to seek nomination as president of the United States.

This speech was given by Chisholm in Carney Hall Auditorium at the Kansas State College of Pittsburg on November 15, 1972. Topics included "Humanism For Blacks and Whites" and "The New Trust in Education Today."

The audio recording is split into two parts. Part 2 is available here.

A photograph of Shirley Chisholm during the speech is available here.

More information about the speech can be found in these student newspaper articles: "Chisholm to speak" (Nov. 10, 1972) and "Chisholm believes in 'truth'" (Nov. 17, 1972).


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