Introducing the "Shirley" (Chisholm) by Celia Grace

Shirley Chisholm was the first African American elected to the US Congress in 1968 for the Democratic Party

Introducing...the SHIRLEY!

Shirley Chisholm was the first African American elected to the US Congress in 1968 for the Democratic Party

The Shirley was named by the Catalyst Community in honor of Shirley Chisholm, the first African American elected to the United States Congress is 1968; she served seven terms. She also ran for the Democratic Party nomination in 1972, and she was the first Black candidate to run for a major party nomination and the first woman to run for the Democratic party nomination. She was a trailblazer to say the least.

 

As the right to choose is being rolled back in states like Ohio, we'd like to point to the wisdom of Chisholm, who said, "It had begun to seem to me that the question was not whether the law should allow abortions. Experience shows that pregnant women who feel they have compelling reasons for not having a baby, or another baby, will the break the law and, even worse, risk injury and death if they must to get one. Abortions will not be stopped.... the question becomes simply that of what kind of abortions society wants women to have."

You can find the Shirley for purchase here

While you're on Celia Grace's site, you should know they are having the biggest sample sale running right now for a limited time. Although this dress is too new to have any samples for sale there are lots of other lovely, fairly-made dresses available, many of them for $299 or less! Happy fair trade shopping!