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Shirley Chisholm Educator- Politician, EDUCATING AMERICA:

The original change candidate has already made history but the American press and political news media/shows seems to be in denial or non-recognition of the history of this – our American country In the 70’s Shirley Chisholm founded the new America… Shirley Chisholm 1972, The Catalyst of Change and Our Political Leader Forever. The Dream Part 1….. This is a past posting but it does show how important an underdog candidate such as John Edward can play very, very important roles in presidential and election politics Shirley Chisholm taught us about this strategy and I hope America learns the lessons about delegates and politics which Shirley Chisholm gave us all…God Bless Her. Barack Obama 2008 must learn from past political leader of 1972 From: http://www.factxchange.com THE UNDENIABLE POLITICAL-LEADERSHIP OF SHIRLEY CHISHOLM Follow the Chisholm Trail: The current (Democratic) Candidates lack the stage presence, articulate, and powerful electrifying performance of true Leaders such as Shirley Chisholm. The original change candidate has already made history but the American press and political news media/shows seems to be in denial or non-recognition of the history of this – our American country. In the 70’s Shirley Chisholm founded the new America… which the media is trying to deny or destroy…The similarities of Vietnam and Iraq and the Nixon era politics and Bush era politics and the politics of Black America cannot be denied… and therefore the founder of the Change Campaign of Shirley Chisholm (and democratic nominee George McGovern) cannot be neglected. A Country that cannot build upon its past cannot construct a future. In the memory and honor of Shirley Chisholm’s Groundbreaking and Landmark Campaign for Change, and as the 1972 Chisholm trail – Presidential Campaign – trail-blazed the path through-out this country for others such as Jesse Jackson and Barack Obama. I hope to set the record straight by establishing that the foundation, founder and catalyst for change is and was the 1st black/woman presidential candidate Shirley Chisholm, and now hope that Barack Obama carries on the baton that has been passed to him for change in this country as well. John Edwards and Hillary Clinton also share this responsibility which Shirley Chisholm has made for them. Barack Obama, John Edwards and Hillary Clinton are all good candidates but the person who stands out above all of them is Shirley Chisholm’s and her electrifying and groundbreaking campaign of 1972 when Richard Nixon ran on the republican ticket and George McGovern was the democratic nominee…and Shirley Chisholm was the candidate and catalyst for CHANGE IN AMERICA as SHE CHANGED AMERICAN HISTORY and the future course of the country. She is the model for all of the other candidates to emulate or give tribute. The question of black leadership still exists, so far the question is if black/ african-americans are going to be voting for Hillary Clinton, wife of the first president (accepted as being Black) or Barack Obama – a black candidate who’s parents are racially different Kenyan-African/black and white American woman from Kansas. but as we all know curly hair and light of dark complexion means that your a black man and your are treated or perceived negatively by American society from your childhood through becoming an adult and the worse as you advance into your career/ or you suffer from past facial tactics and biases. Therefore being black often means you are Black listed often, treated unfairly, mistreated or treated deconstructively while others are often promoted fraudulently or constructively. Accept if you’re promoted for diversity reasons. But in this case all of your struggles and accomplishments are overlooked and you are seen as filling a position not because of your accomplishments but because of the color of your skin. Which brings us to today’s political topic (more or less).Often times the white/mainstream adopt a black person as their own and treat/promote them so specially that they separate them from the (priorities of the) flock. This person is often seen as a house (Negro) or (Uncle Tom) someone who has lost all of their cultural and historical values and has become a casualty of the important agenda. (In a few words).Black Americans are often faced with the challenge of voting for the underdog in political campaigns with the agenda of making a statement to the world or American society. White people often vote for underdogs but they could be potential winners Black people often vote for underdogs but they are losers who have no chance of winning or making a statement, in essence nearly useless in American society. Shirley Chisholm revolutionized America and became a revolutionary woman known around the world as one of the top 10 most important women in the world which dismissed all negative notions of the potential of black America, as she constructed the foundation for a renewed and revolutionized American society. TODAY….Today Barack Obama has been accepted/adopted and popularized by white American media and society far ahead of getting any concrete facts and information of is presidential run. American society has turned him into somewhat a pop-star instead of a serious political candidate like Shirley Chisholm. Hillary Clinton is a woman candidate who of course brings the potential of a woman candidate to the presidency of the USA, who naturally brings issues of black America to the presidency because of the shared black America and women’s movements together because of the Shirley Chisholm presidential Campaign era of the early-mid. 70’s, where she carried the needs of everyone in the country. Black AMERICA (is…very Serious)It would seem that the underdog here is John Edwards who the media has neglected like a potential black candidate, also the media has denied his john Kennedy like characteristics while over promoting Obama’s Lincoln similarities which is totally insane. Shirley Chisholm has created the revolution in America and changed the country from it’s racist a male-gender oriented history, and she has created the America we live in today. Not necessarily Martin Luther king who dissevers his credit especially in the south, but the national and world agenda belongs to Shirley Chisholm, at the dawn of our advanced economy in the 70’s Shirley Chisholm founded the new America… which the media is trying to destroy… so if the Media is looking for a revolutionary leader it is not Abraham Lincoln but it is Shirley Chisholm, who has created the society we all enjoy Today.

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Nation Builders – Winners of the Good Fight: Edward / Ted Kennedy joins Shirley Chisholm in rest… after fighting the good fight as the Political- Architects of Change and Modernization in America.

On Friday the 28th & Saturday August 29th many people as well as many of our well known past and present Democratic leaders and others said farewell to our Sen. Ted Kennedy in Boston, another political champion in American-Politics Shirley Chisholm would have been there also, but we can be sure she was watching from above. Now with both Shirley Chisholm and Ted Kennedy gone…. “The dream still lives on”…Sen. Ed. Kennedy (2008 DNC speech).

Ted Kennedy joins Shirley Chisholm as a champion for the cause of the needs people of this country, both have been magnetic, inspirational, tireless and outspoken leaders – dedicated the political renaissance of changing the backward state of the Divided State of America before the transitional times of the 1960’s to the new Progressive/Inclusive era of a United States after the 1960’s. Both overcame many odds to gain national political office during to 1960’s and rose to become the voice of the people in Washington DC by running effective Post 60’s Presidential Campaigns or agenda and both successfully-winning Congressional or Senatorial campaigns during the 60’s, Both of their timelines led America out of the turbulent, divided and deadly and uncivilized 1960’s which created a more progressive era and country for all Americans during the 1970’s (and 80’s). Both embraced a New Philosophies and ideologies for a new era for a Modern America instead of an antiquated America which would not live up to the words of the American Constitution. Equality – Equal Rights, Justice, Human Rights, and Civil Rights belongs to everyone in this country not just the privileged and preferred by class bias, by dominant race/ethnicity or dominant gender. Both Kennedy and Chisholm have fought “the good fight” better than all of their piers. “The Good Fight”…by Shirley Chisholm 1973.

We have a solid Foundation laid by the Political-Architects of Change and the new revolutionary evolution – in general born out of the urban-social and political events of the l950’s and 60’s both Kennedy and Chisholm:

Congresswoman/US Representative Shirley Anita Hill Chisholm, 1924-2005, US Senator Edward Moore Kennedy, 1932-2009

We have been left with the responsibility of being the Architects of the Dreams of the future of this country called the United States of America… with great loss comes great responsibility, an Architectural Responsibility….Joseph C. Edgecombe

Tribute to Architects of Abolition, Freedom and Liberation, Anniversary of Historical Dates of 1835 & 1855

Led by Joseph Edgecombe, Urban Historical Scholar

 New Trail-Location Discovers Boston Roots During the Abolitionist Revolution Era in American History and a Major Center of Abolitionist Boston.

Newly discovered historical site location, by Joseph Edgecombe, Urban history Scholar and trail announcement gives outstanding 19th Century version of the Boston’s (Colonial) freedom trail. The new trail explores the cross-section of Black, White and Women’s History Activity in the Abolitionist/Anti-Slavery movement’s era to bring about change in this country, in this All American Trail. After the American Revolution all was not great in these United States until Anti-Slavery Abolitionist emphasized and exercised their rights to meet and convene in public halls and their right to freedom of speech, without having their constitutional rights violated by being attacked by Proslavery mobs interrupting or breaking up their meetings. The central focus of the trail details the famous climactic event where The whole city was in an uproar and William Lloyd Garrison and The Boston Female Anti Slavery Society were forced to abandon a major meeting as the angry mob converged on the building –  and where Garrison was caught, roped and dragged through the street to be lynched by an angry mob to the original City Hall/the old State House (Southside- Near the same location where Crispus Attucks was shot down at the dawn of the American Revolution).

The women of the BFASS – Boston Female Anti-Slavery Society voted to relocate the meeting, and departed the building by the request of the Mayor Theodore Lyman, who with his constables escorted them out of the building, in a narrow line through the angry raucous mob to continue to hold their meeting at another historic location, they marched hand and hand 5-6 blocks away to relative safety on West Street between the Boston Common and Washington Street at the home of Maria Weston Chapman.

Abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison publisher of the Liberator newspaper  and speaker at the meeting would spend the rest of the night at the Leverett Street (near Charles St.) Jail it was the only place of safety to be found in the city.

The event came to be known as “The Boston Mob Riot of 1835” a mob of 5,000 men.

This dramatic event which happened in a public meeting hall at 46 Washington Street (at Cornhill) which came to be known as Stacy Hall, the event is one of the most storied episodes or epic topics of American history, 19th century Abolitionist and African-American related history in challenging America to change and end slavery as the country. 

Garrison founded the Liberator newspaper was in1831, New England Anti-Slavery Society was formed in 1832.  In 1833, William Lloyd Garrison, Arthur and Lewis Tappan, and others formed the American Anti-Slavery Society in Philadelphia, The Massachusetts antislavery society was formed by Garrison, The BFASS Boston female Anti Slavery Society was formed in 1834.

Joseph Edgecombe, Urban Historical Scholar, Email: Black-history@live.com

Six years before the 1835 event and outbreak at the meeting Hall at 46-48 Washington Street ( Stacy Hall)   which sparked and ignited the national abolitionist movement – in 1829 on Americas Independence day William Lloyd Garrison Gave his first profound statement and stand against slavery in America and spoke for the Freedom & Independence of the oppressed and enslaved inthe name of God.

Garrison’s Four Propositions, Introduced at Park Street Church:

1. Above all others, slaves in America deserve “the prayers, and sympathies, and charities of the American people.”

2. Non-slave-holding states are “constitutionally involved in the guilt of slavery,” and are obligated “to assist in its overthrow.”    

3. There is no valid legal or religious justification for the preservation of slavery.

4. The “colored population” of America should be freed, given an education, and accepted as equal citizens with whites.

Garrison’s Antislavery Address
Park Street Church, July 4, 1829

I call upon the ambassadors of Christ everywhere to make known this proclamation: ‘Thus saith the Lord God of the Africans, Let this people go, that they may serve me.’”
—William Lloyd Garrison, July 4, 1829.

Four decades before the United States Congress amended the Constitution to outlaw slavery, Park Street Church played a significant role in the American abolitionist movement. In 1823, Park Street began hosting an antislavery lecture series dedicated to raising funds for African missions. Held annually on Independence Day for six years, the series gathered many Bostonians in the spirit of benevolence towards “a long divided and suffering people.” At the conclusion of the series in 1829, organizers invited a twenty-three year old newspaper editor named William Lloyd Garrison to give the final lecture. In what was Garrison’s first public address, the famous abolitionist eagerly accepted the invitation and delivered a monumental speech from the Park Street pulpit. 

His address, entitled “Dangers to the Nation,” introduced a bold new approach to the antislavery effort. Referring to the words of the Declaration of Independence, Garrison declared America to be shamefully hypocritical for simultaneously celebrating the notion that “all men are born equal” while keeping two million slaves in “hopeless bondage.” He then charged all Americans with the moral obligation to demand an end to the “national sin” of slavery. “Let us, then, be up and doing,” he urged his listeners. “Sound the trumpet of alarm and plead eloquently for the rights of man.” By presenting four powerful propositions that laid the foundation for a new drive for emancipation, Garrison turned his afternoon lecture at Park Street Church into what historian Henry Mayer calls “an epochal moment in the history of freedom.”

To understand the significance of Garrison’s Park Street address, it is helpful to know that few Americans supported the abolitionist cause in the 1820’s. Though many believed slavery was wrong, there seemed no way to eradicate it without breaking apart the national Union. As a result, the vast majority took a stance of toleration and believed that the issue should be handled by the local rather than the federal government. Even in Massachusetts, where slaves were freed in 1781 and antislavery sentiment was strong, most citizens did not feel responsible for the practice of slavery outside their own state. Thus, anyone at the time who called for a national mandate to ban slavery in slaveholding states was considered a reckless extremist. For the most part, those who spoke against slavery advocated a policy of compensating slave masters and sending their freed slaves back to Africa where they could live in designated colonies.

After his Park Street Address, Garrison rose to national prominence as he continued to press hard for abolition. In 1831, he organized the New England Anti-Slavery Society, which demanded that slaves be immediately freed and treated equally with whites. That same year he established the famous abolitionist newspaper The Liberator, in which he announced, “On this subject, I do not wish to think, or speak, or write, with moderation…I will not retreat a single inch—and I will be heard.” Completely uncompromising and purposely inflammatory, Garrison attracted many angry critics in both the North and the South. Yet his tireless effort for emancipation and equal rights helped pave the way for the abolishment of slavery in 1866.

 
    Source: http://www.parkstreet.org/garrison_address

Joseph C. Edgecombe, June27th 2009 – Web Announcement

Abolitionist Leader,Publisher & Speaker -William Lloyd Garrison was the First to make a critical address about Independence Day in America  in 1829 and what needed to be done to address slavery in the country to bring about True Freedom for all in America, Twenty-three years later  in 1852 Frderick Douglas Addressed the same topic in a speech as well.

Garrison’s Antislavery Address
Park Street Church, July 4, 1829

Garrison’s Four Propositions, Introduced at Park Street Church:

1. Above all others, slaves in America deserve “the prayers, and sympathies, and charities of the American people.”

2. Non-slave-holding states are “constitutionally involved in the guilt of slavery,” and are obligated “to assist in its overthrow.”    

3. There is no valid legal or religious justification for the preservation of slavery.

4. The “colored population” of America should be freed, given an education, and accepted as equal citizens with whites.

I call upon the ambassadors of Christ everywhere to make known this proclamation: ‘Thus saith the Lord God of the Africans, Let this people go, that they may serve me.’”
—William Lloyd Garrison, July 4, 1829.

Four decades before the United States Congress amended the Constitution to outlaw slavery, Park Street Church played a significant role in the American abolitionist movement. In 1823, Park Street began hosting an antislavery lecture series dedicated to raising funds for African missions. Held annually on Independence Day for six years, the series gathered many Bostonians in the spirit of benevolence towards “a long divided and suffering people.” At the conclusion of the series in 1829, organizers invited a twenty-three year old newspaper editor named William Lloyd Garrison to give the final lecture. In what was Garrison’s first public address, the famous abolitionist eagerly accepted the invitation and delivered a monumental speech from the Park Street pulpit. 

His address, entitled “Dangers to the Nation,” introduced a bold new approach to the antislavery effort. Referring to the words of the Declaration of Independence, Garrison declared America to be shamefully hypocritical for simultaneously celebrating the notion that “all men are born equal” while keeping two million slaves in “hopeless bondage.” He then charged all Americans with the moral obligation to demand an end to the “national sin” of slavery. “Let us, then, be up and doing,” he urged his listeners. “Sound the trumpet of alarm and plead eloquently for the rights of man.” By presenting four powerful propositions that laid the foundation for a new drive for emancipation, Garrison turned his afternoon lecture at Park Street Church into what historian Henry Mayer calls “an epochal moment in the history of freedom.”

To understand the significance of Garrison’s Park Street address, it is helpful to know that few Americans supported the abolitionist cause in the 1820’s. Though many believed slavery was wrong, there seemed no way to eradicate it without breaking apart the national Union. As a result, the vast majority took a stance of toleration and believed that the issue should be handled by the local rather than the federal government. Even in Massachusetts, where slaves were freed in 1781 and antislavery sentiment was strong, most citizens did not feel responsible for the practice of slavery outside their own state. Thus, anyone at the time who called for a national mandate to ban slavery in slaveholding states was considered a reckless extremist. For the most part, those who spoke against slavery advocated a policy of compensating slave masters and sending their freed slaves back to Africa where they could live in designated colonies.

After his Park Street Address, Garrison rose to national prominence as he continued to press hard for abolition. In 1831, he organized the New England Anti-Slavery Society, which demanded that slaves be immediately freed and treated equally with whites. That same year he established the famous abolitionist newspaper The Liberator, in which he announced, “On this subject, I do not wish to think, or speak, or write, with moderation…I will not retreat a single inch—and I will be heard.” Completely uncompromising and purposely inflammatory, Garrison attracted many angry critics in both the North and the South. Yet his tireless effort for emancipation and equal rights helped pave the way for the abolishment of slavery in 1866. 

http://www.parkstreet.org/garrison_address

ANNOUNCEMENT:

THE MOVEMENT BEYOND REVOLUTION – THE EVOLUTION OF AMERICA

The 19th Century Movement By the People:

                        THE ARCHITECTS OF FREEDOM AND LIBERATION TRAIL          

 (The Liberators Trail – Boston’s Roots)

&

AMERICAS TRUE REVOUTIONARY PERIOD –

The Glorious Cause of the 19th Century

From Joseph C. Edgecombe, Urban History Scholar

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The 19th Century – The Evolutionary Years of America

Once upon a time in the United States of America, when the Country was still young, Patriotic Glory rose to a higher level of the responsibility of the activities and pursuits of Americas citizens – not the politicians but the people, America was not only divided between the states of the north and the south, but in the Rights and the Wrongs of a people in a thriving society and a growing nation. Therefore America needed a cause a Glorious Cause which would bring the society into  a much more Civilized State and Abolitionist and Anti-slavery proponents filled this need for America to strive for  a country where all are free to build their own futures. The new Visionaries of America struggled for the liberation and freedom of those that did not have it and rallied against those who took advantage of those freedoms. This was The Glorious Cause – A Visionary cause and philosophy led by Abolitionist – the people that would bring about A New Nation, A new republic and a new democracy for all – a society that is not just for the gentlemen of property and standing.

THE ARCHITECTS OF FREEDOM AND LIBERATION TRAIL (The Liberators Trail)

As Tribute to the Architects of Freedom and Country when The True Revolution was the Glorious Cause – The Intersection of Americas Crossroad to Freedom – Led by The Abolitionist.

Problems with Barack Obamas – White House Office of Urban Affairs

June 16, 2009

 Chisholm for President 1972    News Announcement of Presidential Candidate Shirley Chisholm     Shirley Chisholm - Americas First

Shirley Chisholm – Americas  and Catalyst for change and the Presidential founder of the change movement in America, She has received honorary doctorates from 31 institutions.

Barack Obamas Office of Urban Affairs – Should be dedicated or named in honor or 1972 Presidential Candidate Shirley Anita-Hill Chisholm.

Barack Obamas – new Office of Urban Affairs – Should be dedicated or named in honor or 1972 Presidential Candidate Shirley Anita-Hill Chisholm, for her valiant and unprecedented efforts to bring change to America during the politically dramatic, pressing and critical times of the early 1970’s.

She remains the Model Leader for many Americans across the country and across the world, but she has been practically assassinated by the American political-media complex and therefore needs to be properly recognized for hes contributions to this country and the world.

She is the unrecognized Change Agent and Trailblazer who broke all barriers for everyone in this country – towards the creation of the country which we all enjoy today.

She also fought for the equal rights and the equal rights amendment, It would only be right and just to complete her hard work by ratifying the equal rights amendment by amending the constitution of the United states of America…and yes the issue is an URBAN AFFAIRS and URBAN POLICY.

Joseph Edgecombe, F.A.C.T.S. – Prgressive Assoc.

Documentation on Shirley Chisholm: She has received honorary doctorates from 31 institutions.

       

 

 

 Chisholm for President 1972    News Announcement of Presidential Candidate Shirley Chisholm     Shirley Chisholm - Americas First

Shirley Chisholm – Americas  and Catalyst for change and the Presidential founder of the change movement in America, She has received honorary doctorates from 31 institutions.

Barack Obamas Office of Urban Affairs – Should be dedicated or named in honor or 1972 Presidential Candidate Shirley Anita-Hill Chisholm.

Barack Obamas – new Office of Urban Affairs – Should be dedicated or named in honor or 1972 Presidential Candidate Shirley Anita-Hill Chisholm, for her valiant and unprecedented efforts to bring change to America during the politically dramatic, pressing and critical times of the early 1970’s.

She remains the Model Leader for many Americans across the country and across the world, but she has been practically assassinated by the American political-media complex and therefore needs to be properly recognized for hes contributions to this country and the world.

She is the unrecognized Change Agent and Trailblazer who broke all barriers for everyone in this country – towards the creation of the country which we all enjoy today.

She also fought for the equal rights and the equal rights amendment, It would only be right and just to complete her hard work by ratifying the equal rights amendment by amending the constitution of the United states of America…and yes the issue is an URBAN AFFAIRS and URBAN POLICY.

Joseph Edgecombe, F.A.C.T.S. – Prgressive Assoc.

       

Biography & Documentation on Shirley Chisholm: She has received honorary doctorates from 31 institutions.

Shirley Chisholm Named Susan B. Anthony Professor

University of Rochester, March 31, 1994

Shirley Chisholm, the renowned leader in the fight for equal rights for women and minorities and the first black woman elected to the U.S. Congress, has been appointed to the distinguished Susan B. Anthony Professorship at the University of Rochester and will teach classes in the fall.

“Chisholm is a one-of-a-kind, authentic pioneer,” said William S. Green, undergraduate dean in the College of Arts and Science. “She brings to our campus a unique American experience, along with a gift for teaching. It is rare for students to have the chance to spend sustained time with someone who has actually helped create the world in which they live. We are honored and privileged to have her as part of our faculty.”

The former congresswoman has been named the Susan B. Anthony Professor for a two-month period next fall. During that time, she will teach “Women in Politics” (Political Science 246) with Nan Johnson, senior associate in the College of Arts and Science Dean’s Office, and adjunct associate professor of political science. Johnson will conduct the beginning and ending lectures, and Chisholm will lecture from the end of September to the end of November. To be offered Tuesday and Thursday afternoons next fall, enrollment for “Women in Politics” will be limited to 120 students.

In addition, Chisholm will teach a one-hour course on Wednesdays entitled “Black Women in America” with Sharon Fluker, assistant dean in the College of Arts and Science, and director of minority student affairs. The time of the course will be announced later.

Chisholm is also expected to give two major addresses during her residence at the University. Details on dates and topics aren’t yet available.

Chisholm’s political career began in the early 1950s in Brooklyn’s boss-run Democratic clubhouses, where she persistently challenged the inequities of machine politics. She came to be regarded as a troublemaking maverick, but one to be reckoned with, and eventually won election to the New York State Assembly in Albany. In 1968, Chisholm again beat the odds against her race and sex to win election to Congress and served until 1982, when she announced she would not seek re-election. She took a serious run at the presidency in 1972, becoming the first black woman to seek the nation’s highest office.

In the summer of 1993, Chisholm was nominated by President Clinton to serve as Ambassador to Jamaica, an honor she declined, choosing instead to continue her efforts through teaching and writing to gain equal rights for all Americans.

She is the author of two books, Unbought and Unbossed, her autobiography, and The Good Fight, the story of her 1972 bid for the presidency.

Chisholm has earned praise and awards for her efforts on behalf of black colleges, compensatory education, minimum wage for domestics, Native Americans, Haitian refugees, migrant farm workers, and the poor. She is the co-founder of the National Political Congress of Black Women, which she headed from 1984 to 1992.

She holds a bachelor’s degree from Brooklyn College, and a master’s degree and professional diploma in educational supervision from Columbia University. She has received honorary doctorates from 31 institutions.

“Shirley Chisholm brings a message of activism and hope to our students at the University of Rochester,” said Professor Celia Applegate, director of the Susan B. Anthony Center at the University. “In her life’s work she has shown the courage, dedication and vision that defined the life of Anthony.”                                                                                                                                                                                                             Source: http://www.rochester.edu/news/show.php?id=1221

January 28, 2005

Shirley Chisholm: Activist, Professor, and Congresswoman

Shirley Chisholm, who held the Purington Chair at Mount Holyoke for four years after retiring from the U.S. Congress in 1983, died January 1, 2005, in Ormond Beach, Florida, at age 80.

Chisholm was born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1924 and was sent to live with her maternal grandmother in Barbados in 1927. She returned to Brooklyn in 1934 and attended Girls High School in Brooklyn and Brooklyn College, where she began her lifelong battle against racism and social injustice.

After graduating in 1946 from Brooklyn College, she worked in day care and participated in local politics. She won a seat in the New York General Assembly in 1964 and was elected to the U.S. Congress in 1968. Chisholm was the first African American woman to serve in Congress. She was a staunch opponent of the Vietnam War and a cofounder of the National Organization for Women. She stated, “Women in this country must become revolutionaries. We must refuse to accept the old, the traditional roles and stereotypes.”

In 1972, Chisholm ran for president of the United States, declaring, “I am not the candidate of any political bosses or special interests. I am the candidate of the people.” She was the first African American — and the first woman — to seek nomination for president by a major political party, winning 151 delegates.

Chisholm retired from Congress in 1982. History professor Joseph Ellis, dean of faculty at the time, suggested to then president Elizabeth Kennan Burns that they invite Chisholm to teach at the College. At a series of initial meetings with the congresswoman on campus, Ellis recalled a group of students asking her for advice on becoming social activists. “Learn how to raise money,” she told them. Chisholm accepted the offer and came to Mount Holyoke in 1983 to teach politics and sociology.

“She contributed to the vitality of the College and gave the College a presence,” said Ellis. “Her message was always, ‘Blacks and whites need to do this together.'”

Chisholm received many honorary degrees and awards, including Alumna of the Year, Brooklyn College; Key Woman of the Year; Outstanding Work in the Field of Child Welfare; and Woman of Achievement.                                             Source:  http://www.mtholyoke.edu/offices/comm/csj/012805/chisholm.shtml

CHANGE 101:

 Revolutionary Leadership – Modernizing America:

Shirley Chisholm, Political Architect – The Foundation of Change in America.

 

 

 

         36/9  – 36 Years and Terms

1972-2008

BLACK ARCHITECTURE MONTH 2009: The 36 Year Struggle

A National Campaign for Community Development & Rebuilding America Movement/Plan

From Shirley Chisholm 1972 to Barack Obama 2008: Campaigns for Change in America

The 36 Year / 9 Term – Struggle to Create Change in America Our American Nation

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Black Architecture Month – Boston:

 Event Dates: October 9th 2009 & October 21st 2009

Location: TBA

Email: Black-History@live.com

Blog Space: https://factxchange.wordpress.com/

Shirley Chisholm: The original change candidate

The Catalyst of Change and Our Political Leader Forever

UNDENIABLE POLITICAL-LEADERSHIP

CHANGE 101:

Shirley Chisholm: The Foundation of Change for our Future

Americas First and Best Political-Architect/Leader who changed the course of American politics and the country

By Joseph Edgecombe, Architects of Change Group

Beyond Barack Obama:  The Time for Shirley Chisholm Again…

The 1972 Progressive Movement that Changed America…Returns

  • Shirley Chisholm was the candidate and catalyst for CHANGE IN AMERICA as SHE CHANGED AMERICAN HISTORY

1972 Campaign Encore: Elect Shirley Chisholm 2008

The original change candidate has already made history but the American press and political news media/shows seems to be in denial or non-recognition of the history of this – our American country In the 70’s Shirley Chisholm founded the new America…

Shirley Chisholm 1972, The Catalyst of Change and Our Political Leader Forever. The Dream Part 1….. This is a past posting but it does show how important an underdog candidate such as John Edward can play very, very important roles in presidential and election politics Shirley Chisholm taught us about this strategy and I hope America learns the lessons about delegates and politics which Shirley Chisholm gave us all…God Bless Her. Barack Obama 2008 must learn from past political leader of 1972 From: http://www.factxchange.com THE UNDENIABLE POLITICAL-LEADERSHIP OF SHIRLEY CHISHOLM Follow the Chisholm Trail: The current (Democratic) Candidates lack the stage presence, articulate, and powerful electrifying performance of true Leaders such as Shirley Chisholm. The original change candidate has already made history but the American press and political news media/shows seems to be in denial or non-recognition of the history of this – our American country. In the 70’s Shirley Chisholm founded the new America… which the media is trying to deny or destroy…The similarities of Vietnam and Iraq and the Nixon era politics and Bush era politics and the politics of Black America cannot be denied… and therefore the founder of the Change Campaign of Shirley Chisholm (and democratic nominee George McGovern) cannot be neglected. A Country that cannot build upon its past cannot construct a future. In the memory and honor of Shirley Chisholm’s Groundbreaking and Landmark Campaign for Change, and as the 1972 Chisholm trail – Presidential Campaign – trail-blazed the path through-out this country for others such as Jesse Jackson and Barack Obama. I hope to set the record straight by establishing that the foundation, founder and catalyst for change is and was the 1st black/woman presidential candidate Shirley Chisholm, and now hope that Barack Obama carries on the baton that has been passed to him for change in this country as well. John Edwards and Hillary Clinton also share this responsibility which Shirley Chisholm has made for them. Barack Obama, John Edwards and Hillary Clinton are all good candidates but the person who stands out above all of them is Shirley Chisholm’s and her electrifying and groundbreaking campaign of 1972 when Richard Nixon ran on the republican ticket and George McGovern was the democratic nominee…and Shirley Chisholm was the candidate and catalyst for CHANGE IN AMERICA as SHE CHANGED AMERICAN HISTORY and the future course of the country. She is the model for all of the other candidates to emulate or give tribute. The question of black leadership still exists, so far the question is if black/ african-americans are going to be voting for Hillary Clinton, wife of the first president (accepted as being Black) or Barack Obama – a black candidate who’s parents are racially different Kenyan-African/black and white American woman from Kansas. but as we all know curly hair and light of dark complexion means that your a black man and your are treated or perceived negatively by American society from your childhood through becoming an adult and the worse as you advance into your career/ or you suffer from past facial tactics and biases. Therefore being black often means you are Black listed often, treated unfairly, mistreated or treated deconstructively while others are often promoted fraudulently or constructively. Accept if you’re promoted for diversity reasons. But in this case all of your struggles and accomplishments are overlooked and you are seen as filling a position not because of your accomplishments but because of the color of your skin. Which brings us to today’s political topic (more or less).Often times the white/mainstream adopt a black person as their own and treat/promote them so specially that they separate them from the (priorities of the) flock. This person is often seen as a house (Negro) or (Uncle Tom) someone who has lost all of their cultural and historical values and has become a casualty of the important agenda. (In a few words).Black Americans are often faced with the challenge of voting for the underdog in political campaigns with the agenda of making a statement to the world or American society. White people often vote for underdogs but they could be potential winners Black people often vote for underdogs but they are losers who have no chance of winning or making a statement, in essence nearly useless in American society. Shirley Chisholm revolutionized America and became a revolutionary woman known around the world as one of the top 10 most important women in the world which dismissed all negative notions of the potential of black America, as she constructed the foundation for a renewed and revolutionized American society. TODAY….Today Barack Obama has been accepted/adopted and popularized by white American media and society far ahead of getting any concrete facts and information of is presidential run. American society has turned him into somewhat a pop-star instead of a serious political candidate like Shirley Chisholm. Hillary Clinton is a woman candidate who of course brings the potential of a woman candidate to the presidency of the USA, who naturally brings issues of black America to the presidency because of the shared black America and women’s movements together because of the Shirley Chisholm presidential Campaign era of the early-mid. 70’s, where she carried the needs of everyone in the country. Black AMERICA (is…very Serious)It would seem that the underdog here is John Edwards who the media has neglected like a potential black candidate, also the media has denied his john Kennedy like characteristics while over promoting Obama’s Lincoln similarities which is totally insane. Shirley Chisholm has created the revolution in America and changed the country from it’s racist a male-gender oriented history, and she has created the America we live in today. Not necessarily Martin Luther king who dissevers his credit especially in the south, but the national and world agenda belongs to Shirley Chisholm, at the dawn of our advanced economy in the 70’s Shirley Chisholm founded the new America… which the media is trying to destroy… so if the Media is looking for a revolutionary leader it is not Abraham Lincoln but it is Shirley Chisholm, who has created the society we all enjoy Today.

Black Architecture Month – Boston:

 Event Dates: October 9th 2009 & October 21st 2009

Location: TBA

Email: Progressivedge@gmail.com or Black-History@live.com

Blog Space: https://factxchange.wordpress.com/

Addressing Americas Urban Crisis Challenge: Black History, Architecture and Urban Culture

And Solutions for Rebuilding New Orleans

By Joseph C. Edgecombe, Urban Scholar

Email: Black-History@live.com  

  • Our National History – Summary
  • Black Architecture Perspectives: Afro/African-American Culture (Urban Politics)
  • Conclusion: The Challenge of Rebuilding New Orleans: The Social-Political and Economic challenge of creating the goal of Architectural Justice for all.

Our National History – Summary

In address of today’s urban and Architectural/socio-economic affairs I am convening/advocating a landmark summit to address social historical and architectural-economic and cultural (political) issues and problems we face as an aspiring modern society of free people striving for equality, justice, freedom and understanding which in many ways has not been granted.

All concerned should be interested and willing to participate in this post civil rights and post corporate diversity world we live in today we must conquer the problems that plague urban America the world and Africa  if we are to the leaders and the true architects of the future of society.

We must set the path for others to follow as leaders do, but we must not only lead but create the future M.L.K. had the will and audacity to have a new dream which, and Marcus Garvey  had the spirit of independence and along with Malcolm X and others of the previous Harlem Renaissance and the Black arts and literature movement set the tone for revolutionizing the 20th century, which was accomplished but has not been recognized still by may, it’s as if Nelson Mandela was still in jail or the Emancipation proclamation was nothing but a letter to Uncle Sam the good old USA. But in consideration of Shirley Chisholm’s groundbreaking, courageous and unprecedented 1972 Campaign for the Presidency of the United States where she founded the change movement as a political-Architect of change – this is not old America or the good old USA this is a new century and millennium and America is a renewed country just as if we were to renew an old deteriorating building that was falling apart and was in severe need of architects to rebuild the infrastructure and remodel the building and save it from collapsing.

Let us come together and gather and become the new nation of achievers that revived old cities and communities and breathed new life into old politics of place and past generations and form the future because we have to function because if there is no function there is no form, we must be able to sculpt our future as African artist create afro-centric artwork and make great works of art out of stone and wood. We as the architects of the future must do the same, not for glorification but the attribution of the creative process which is to make something out of what many people disregard as nothing., in essence we must find the gems and domains that lay in the old mines of the urban environment and skillfully reengineer the hidden qualities of the potentiality of an Architectural Investigation urban problems and urban blight. To succeed is to accomplish step by step gaining momentum not all at once but in time building to a greater cause with every accomplishment. Our cause is our future and we must build it in the words of Malcolm X by any means necessary. We are the new Afro-nation and we must build together the we have lost much of our past but not our future “Sankofa” We can build a great society the great society many have fought for except this one stretches beyond borders and country lines and color lines.

We can begin at home but we must also address the potential of the New World Society, we are now One World technologically linked. We must make this our Architectural Mission.

Black Architecture: Urban Justice for Urban Communities (Urban Politics)

Dedicated Black architectural professionals have been unrecognized in the fight against discrimination and neglect by mainstream American society but have demonstrated an outstanding track record of accomplishments and have provided the cultural integrity and leadership necessary in a peaceful effort to guide society and the architectural profession in the right direction of urban justice for urban communities.

Acknowledging the disparity, gap and crisis in the field of architecture and the need to address the need for more access, education, exposure and the promotion of black architecture and the creative achievements of the field which benefit our world and urban communities. As concerned citizens concerned about our future we need to give

recognition and honor to our black architects and architectural professionals who serve society in many different ways and in uncompromising  and honorable fashion who are dedicated to building society for the betterment of our future. We must ensure that we are educated about the facts of the progressive black architectural culture in our cities and  communities where we all live and we must remember to recognize that they too are  the catalyst and leaders who facilitate and poses the knowledge and technology of creating the urban and architectural renaissance necessary to save our communities from urban plight and decay…all contributions weather large or small are all apart of building and designing a better and brighter future for the of our city and country.

Conclusion

The Challenge of Rebuilding New Orleans: The Social-Political and Economic challenge of creating the goal of Architectural Justice for all.

In the effort to rebuild a major city and cultural Mecca  from hurricane deviation and broken levees, and the experience of government breakdown or government dysfunction we have corralled numerous  professional organizations and associations, community cause oriented groups,  not-for–profit organizations,  local  and national leaders, talented artists, celebrities and the concerned public, volunteers and voluntary organizations, media journalist and interested traveling individuals who see the cause to contribute to concern the rebuilding efforts by whatever means possible, not to mention foundations and humanitarian organizations which also have a large impact in the rebuilding effort. 

The City of  New Orleans faces the challenge  of making progressive strives on limited funds which may not meet the programmed goals of many of the plans which have been created and constructed as the means of planning the agenda  and formula to regenerate and develop a new…New Orleans.

100 years after the civil War the country found itself fighting the battle for civil rights and human rights of many in the US South and also fighting against racism against black America as the country moved into the progressive era of the 70’s as the country tried to create a united message instead finding that the divide state of America had left black America behind, left-out and not included in the progressive business of growing a prosperous country.

Many victims of the Katrina Hurricane have felt left-out and left behind by the US government because of poor reaction and poor response technically and administratively., repeating in a sense the issues of the civil rights movement some 40 years later. Approximately 140+ years after the civil war in many ways the United States still finds itself not only divided but drastically divided.

Now the challenge of America in rebuilding New Orleans is also rebuilding confidence in our American government and American society.

Presidential candidates have campaigned on the platform of the rebuilding effort in New Orleans.

But beyond these facts the facts of African American history still stand true as our National History, and the challenge of rebuilding New Orleans is not only administrative or governmental but multi-organizational including our educational institutions. Now we see that constructing and creating and managing the redevelopment and rebuilding of NOLA is more the rebuilding from the catastrophe of a storm …but it has become a coordination challenge of Architectural promotions which are comprehensive in nature and multifaceted and challenging.

We as a people can now see that re-building   a city is more than just the construction of building plans or building a political agenda or philosophy passed down to the people from the government.  It is the demand and challenge to meet the architectural goals – not only political goals of bring people and society together to build a future together.

The Predecessors of Change: Before Abraham Lincoln and Before Barack Obama there were others:

 

Black History Month Event:

On Wednesday, 25 February 2009, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM at the Massachusetts Historical Society,

Joseph Edgecombe, Independent Urban Scholar, will lead a Brown Bag Discussion on Historic Change Hosted by MHS “Change 101: Architects and Founders, the Dynamic Politics of William Lloyd Garrison and Shirley Chisholm”

Barack Obama’s recent wave of political popularity has taken the country by storm his rise onto the political scene during the past two years has been somewhat of an amazing experience for most Americans and the world. By winning the democratic nomination for president and then nominated for President elect Obama moved on to be inaugurated president of the United States on January 20th. 2009 in a very historic manner. The momentum of consecutive support by the American public has given him a political platform that not many have shared. Public admiration has catapulted him into the American and world spotlight as he proposes to act on his campaign promises to bring change to America and address not only the nation’s economic crisis but the social agenda of bringing the country together on common goals. Historic figures such as John Kennedy, FDR, and Abraham Lincoln have been referred to as comparative or similar historical figures or leaders as well as Civil Rights Movement magnet Maltin Lither King.

Mass media has controlled the past two years of news coverage along with the acceptance of new generation media and internet technologies. Barack was not well known from the start and the public was taken by his dressed look, slim profile and somewhat articulate or very good speaking manner. The change agenda eventually dominated the campaign agenda during the campaign season and all candidates’ agreed that America needed to be changed and America has many problems to be addressed even the international community welcomed the change agenda for America.

 The discussion will be based around the questions of what is so wrong with America that everybody wants to bring about change to such a historically rich country, what’s the Problem? Is it assassination or neglect of true leaders or is America’s leadership and politics based on winning a popularity contest based on rhetoric themes of hope instead of fact.

Nelson Mandela is a true transformational political world figure and leader who has created change not only in South Africa or on the African continent but also worldwide. Has America ever has any leaders of change who had risen to the national and world spotlight? If so why have they been assassinated by mainstream media, does America have a problem fitting into world and cultural leadership because without the past we would not have our present or the future?

The Predecessors of Change: is the topic as we investigate the question Has America forgotten about the true Architects and Founders of change who addressed and created the change necessary in this country for the American democracy to still exist over for over 200 years under a constitution (and bill of rights) that has always in question of living up to its truthfulness and especially its meaning and obligations to Black/African-America (Afro-Americans). Mistakes were made at the Presidential Inauguration/Swearing In – does black America now have an opportunity to contest issues and rights that have been neglected by mainstream institutional establishments and does black America now have a voice?

Both Shirley Chisholm and William Lloyd Garrison are Historic American and World figures and leaders of Change during the critical times that changed America for the better so why have they been overlooked during today’s so-called time of change. Is it not time for Shirley Chisholm again?