“The Constitution they wrote was designed to protect the rights of white, male citizens. As there were no black Founding Fathers, there were no founding mothers – a great pity, on both counts. It is not too late to complete the work they left undone. Today, here, we should start to do so.”

Shirley Chisholm, US Congresswoman. from the Congressional Record, 91st Cong., 2d Sess, 116, pt. 21: (28028-28029), August 10, 1970.