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Is the Regina King Netflix movie true?

Is the Regina King Netflix movie true?

Shirley Chisholm was the first black woman elected to Congress, and a new film tells her story.

“Shirley” Now streaming on Netflix, it focuses on Chisholm's run for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1972 and the events surrounding her campaign.

Chisholm was a force in Congress, fights for her constituents while confronting racism and sexism. It also influenced some of today's politicians, a few of whom are featured in the film.

The biopic stars Regina King as Chisholm, and was written and directed by John Ridley.

Has another member of Congress already confronted Chisholm about pay?

In the film, Congressman (Robert Craighead) stops Chisholm in the hallway to tell her he can't believe she gets the same salary as him, and despite the smile on his face, the comment is clearly hostile. Chisholm responds by saying that he can stay away from her if it bothers him so much.

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