"Unbought and Unbossed"

"Unbought and Unbossed"


Shirley Chisholm is an American icon.

Her bold leadership began in the crucible of New York City politics, which propelled her to Washington D.C where she broke barriers. 

In 1968, she became the first African American woman elected to the House of Representatives. In 1972, she launched the campaign of the first ever woman and first ever African American to seek the Democratic nomination for president of the United States under the slogan “Unbought & Unbossed”.

In tribute, Brown worked with Ramsey Ellis, who commissioned the piece, to highlight Chisholm’s achievements in honor of Black History and Women’s History month. “"I am an fervent Chisholm devotee--which is why I commissioned the painting. She understood that representation matters and sagely advised “If they don’t give you a seat at the table, bring a folding chair”. She galvanized women all over the country. I want every child to honor her legacy and intend for my children to teach their children about how she impacted politics."

Signed and numbered by Brown, this limited edition giclee print is produced using archival quality ink on white paper at 18 x 24 inches.

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