Dr Kate Dossett joins Peaches Golding OBE to discuss Shirley Chisholm for the BBC Radio 4 programme Great Lives

Dr Kate Dossett (History – AHC) talks about the life of Shirley Chisholm, who was the first black candidate for a major party's nomination for President of the United States.

The American born Peaches Golding OBE, Bristol's new Lord Lieutenant and first black female High Sheriff chooses the African American politician Shirley Chisholm to discuss with Matthew Parris and the historian Dr. Kate Dossett. Chisholm never expected to win but felt strongly that as a woman, and secondly as an African American, it was her duty to enter the Presidential race, making her the first woman to run for the Democratic Party's presidential nomination.

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