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Before Hillary Clinton, there was Shirley Chisholm

Before Clinton, there was Chisholm

Before Hillary Clinton, there was Shirley Chisholm, first black woman elected to US Congress, first black major-party candidate for presidential nomination.

Shirley Chisholm (first black Congresswoman and woman to run for President in the US). "If they don't give you a seat at the table, bring a folding chair." . . . "Tremendous amounts of talent are lost to our society just because that talent wears a skirt."

Before Clinton, there was Chisholm

Born in New York City in 1924, Shirley Chisholm became the first black congresswoman and for seven terms represented New York State in the House. She ran for the Democratic nomination for president in 1972. Throughout her political career Chisholm fought for education opportunities and social justice. She left congress in 1983 to teach and lecture. She died in 2005

Remembering Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm on Election Day, She was the first black person and the first black woman to run for president on a major party ticket, and the first woman to win delegates for a presidential nomination by a major party.

Today In History    ‘Shirley Chisholm, the first Black woman elected to Congress, was born in Brooklyn, NY, on this date November 30, 1924.’    (photo: Shirley Chisholm)    - CARTER Magazine

Politician Shirley Chisholm, the first Black woman elected to Congress, opened her historic campaign for President on January

Shirley Chisholm paved the way for Hillary Clinton to become the first woman to win a major party nomination!

Before Clinton, there was Chisholm

Decades before Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton, there was Shirley Chisholm. As the first black woman to run for president for a major political party, she was years ahead of her time.

This Day In History - November 5: Shirley Chisholm Becomes The First Black Congresswoman - 1968

1968: Shirley Chisholm Becomes The First Black Congresswoman

I want history 2 remember me not just as th black woman elected 2 Congress or made a bid fr presidency, but as a black woman who dared hrself in th c- Shirley Chisholm 1968

"In the end anti-black, anti-female, and all forms of discrimination are equivalent to the same thing: anti-humanism.” - Shirley Chisholm

In the end anti-black, anti-female, and all forms of discrimination are equivalent to the same thing: anti-humanism. Girls Re(write) Herstory: Shirley Chisholm on Discrimination

Shirley Chisholm quote

"Racism is so universal in this country, so wide-spread and deep-seated, that is invisible because it is so normal.

Shirley Chisholm's 1972 Presidential Campaign. Told through buttons [Gallery] #BlackHistoryMonth political campaign buttons

Chisholm’s 1972 Campaign Buttons

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