Tremendous amounts of talent are being lost to our society just because that talent wears a skirt.

— Shirley Chisholm

Most Americans have never seen the ignorance, degradation, hunger, sickness, and the futility in which many other Americans live.. They won’t become involved in economic or political change until something brings the seriousness of the situation home to them.

— Shirley Chisholm

There is no reason to repeat bad history.

— Eleanor Holmes Norton