Voice of the People
Saturday, February 9th 2008, 4:00 AM
Allston, Mass.: The Daily News has printed another story about Shirley Chisholm and her pioneering campaign to be the Democratic candidate for President of the United States ("First, there was Shirley," Feb. 6). I take nothing away from Chisholm when I point out that another black woman was the first to win a national party nomination for vice president - in 1980 and '84 - and I voted for her both times. I speak of Angela Davis. Why does Davis receive no respect or recognition for her hard and groundbreaking work? Yes, she ran on the Communist Party ticket, but it was the American Communist Party. And she did receive many votes. For those of you who scorn the Communist Party USA, I invite you to look up its platform for 1972 and compare it to the Republican candidates' speeches this year. They're not all that different - with the exception being that Davis did not advocate invading Iran or bombing Iraqis into submission for their oil.