Shirley Chisholm and Kamala Harris
Hey everybody, welcome to Tellers of the Untold the podcast. This week, I want to discuss the election, the 2020 election between Joseph Biden with the his VP, Kamala Harris and Donald Trump and Vice President Pence. So this election, as you know, has been very historical in many natures. But I only want to focus right now on this podcast about the historic nature of Kamala Harris. Our nation is obviously divided. And at one point, I felt like all of you know, I wanted to feel like majority of black people or thought majority of the black people were voting for Biden, and come up common law, and you know, this pronunciation of the name, we all have to make sure that we get it correct, just for respect reasons. And the notion of black people having weird names, we have to stop that. So Let’s all try to figure out how to pronounce it. So it’s Camila Harris. So the overwhelming majority of black Americans voted for in the Democratic Party. However, there are many a large percentage of black individuals that voted for Donald Trump. Some of you guys may think that is unusual and bizarre, but I just spoke to one yesterday. And he stated his reasonings for voting for Donald Trump. And most of them are not about him being racist, not about anything related to black people. It was more on the religious part of things, which I find that fascinating, because I see President Biden more of a Christian than I do, Donald Trump. However, his point of view, was focused more on the LGBTQ community. And, and his interpretation of the Bible with that. With that said, not going to go into that, because that’s not what this podcast and our mission is all about is, but I do want unity, and I’m praying for unity for our country, for those that we disagree, that we should love each other and try to figure out ways that we can get through it. But what I want to go what I want to briefly discuss as to historical markers, and it’s great that black women are just really showing up I love it. But we we’ve heard of her right, Shirley Chisholm. But how much do you guys really know about her? Shirley Chisholm. Nino obviously did not become president of the United States. But she was the first black American to actually run for president and in 1972. And then, and think about this from 1972, when she first ran, until now 2000 to 2020. It took 48 years to get a woman into the office. And and I know some of you guys are saying, Well, she’s not exactly in the office yet. But, you know, technically, which is they said, projected I should say Vice President, but she is vice president. Anyway, Shirley Chisholm. I’m just gonna give you some facts about her, and how it took 48 years for a woman to get in there. But we’re thankful that President Obama made it into the White House as a black male. But here’s some interesting facts about her. But first I’m I love quotes I love Love, love, love, love quotes. So here’s a quote that she does a quote of Shirley Chisholm. Okay, so let me go ahead and redo this quote from Shirley, Shirley Chisholm. And again, she This is the quote that she heard of her speech, when she announced that she was seeking the Democratic presidential nomination in January of 1972.
And I quote, I am not the candidate of black America, although I am black. proud I am not the candidate of the women’s movement of this country, although I am a woman and I am equally proud of that I am the candidate of the American people or the people of America. And my presence before you now symbolizes a new era in American political history. So that’s a quote from church, Shirley Chisholm. Another thing about Shirley Chisholm is that she was she was brought up in Brooklyn, but she live in Barbados. So in 1928, with along with her two sisters, and they also attended a one room schoolhouse on the island of the in the West Indies. So that’s why she has that British accent of hers. Her mother was a domestic worker who was an immigrant to the US from Barbados, and her family. Her father was a factory worker who was originally from another another area as well. So Miss Chisholm was the first African American, our first black American woman elected to the Congress. And she would go on and serve seven terms from that. Something that’s probably not shocking, but she had tons and tons of attempts on her life. And something that was pretty interesting to note is that George Wallace, who was known, he was the governor of Alabama, in 1972. And he was known for being racist and, and his segregated, segregated views. Well, George Wallace, Wallace had an assassination attempt, and that actually sent him to the hospital. And guess who went to visit him Shirley Chisholm. And she just said that she people were shocked by the notion that she would go visit a racist, but she said she pretty much said that, that she wanted peace, that she wanted to make sure that he was okay that she never wishes. ill will and anyone, which is great. So that’s just a little bit about Shirley Chisholm. Just a brief intro few facts about her just for those that are not familiar with her. But now we want to congratulate Kamala Harris for being history making. But last thing about Shirley Chisholm is, there’s a movie that’s coming out or has been coming out, played by Viola Davis. I haven’t seen it yet. But I’m gonna definitely make a point and seeing that very soon. It’s called the fighting Shirley Chisholm. And you can see that on Amazon. But back to the election, congratulations to calmly Harris and just a little bit of a soundbite. I interviewed my eight year old son and asked him what he thought about this historical election. And this is what he said. So I thought it’d be interesting to find out what an eight year old thinks about the election. And so I have my son miles here, and he is eight years old. And I’m asking, I want to ask you, miles. Do you understand the election and what’s what’s going on with Biden and Trump?
so how important is voting?
voting is really important right now. Biden said that he hopes every vote counts. And so far, that didn’t happen. It was coming out after the election.
Okay, so but how important is one vote? Do you understand? Is it something that you want?
Well, every vote matters.
Every vote matters? Yeah. So do you know now did you know in history, black people were not able to vote?
Yes, like woman’s
And so how significant is that to you now to know that black people can vote?
And that’s really special now. It changed a lot.
And how about the very first black and Asian vice president?
So this is history. This is the this is one of the only history I had going on during the your own board since I was born. This is the really the biggest history that has happened. Well, actually,
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you were born. You probably don’t know this, but you were born on Obama during Obama’s administration. So now that you’re older, this is probably one of the first ones that you
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so what do you think will happen in the future knowing that there has been a black president and a black vice president?
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So I think now having a black rise president can a better president and Trump used to be any still is, um, this is gonna make the cold virus go away quicker if you’re listening during the time. And also, if it’s, it’s gonna be better if for the wikitree because then there’s another person on the list history.
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Do you think it will help you think one day that you or your friends or anyone else could or your brother could one day be president if they wanted to be?
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Great. All right. Thank you.
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