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Shirley Anita St. Hill Chisholm (November 30, 1924 – January 1,...

wikipedia - 14 Sep 2016
Shirley Anita St. Hill Chisholm (November 30, 1924 – January 1, 2005) was an American politician, educator, and author. In 1968, she became the first black woman elected to the United States Congress, and she represented New York's 12th Congressional District for seven terms from 1969 to 1983. In 1972, she became the first black candidate for a major party's nomination for President of the United States, and the first woman to run for the Democratic Party's presidential nomination.
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Unbought and unbossed: Shirley Chisholm blazed multiple trails

USA TODAY - 13 Feb 2018
Nearly 50 years after she became the first African-American woman elected to Congress, Shirley Chisholm should be remembered as an agent of change. Dedicated to uplifting marginalized and underrepresented communities, she transformed the Democratic ...
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Watch: Shirley Chisholm for President - The Root

The Root - 19 Feb 2018
Shirley Chisholm is a history-making black woman. Chisholm first made history in 1968 when she became the first black woman to be elected to U.S. Congress, representing the 12th Congressional district of Brooklyn. Chisholm was also a founding member of ...
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Clarke Wants Statue of Shirley Chisholm in the US Capitol

Afro American - 08 Feb 2018
(AFRO File Photo). “This tribute would honor Shirley Chisholm and her remarkable contributions in the U.S. Capitol, alongside other outstanding Americans who shaped our nation's history, such as the late President George Washington and civil rights ...
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Chisholm dared to be a “catalyst of change”

Post-Bulletin - 22 Feb 2018
A powerful personality earned Chisholm the name “Fighting Shirley” in Congress. She fought for racial and gender equality, ending the war in Vietnam, and advocated for the poor. The political establishment largely shunned her campaign for the ...
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The It List: Five things to do in Berkeley, weekend of Feb. 23-25

Berkeleyside - 23 Feb 2018
UNBOUGHT & UNBOSSED If you're a self-respecting Berkeleyan, of course you remember Shirley Chisholm (left): the first African American Congresswoman, the first woman to run for a major party's presidential nomination, and the first African American to ...
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Principal's Passion: Lawrence County leader inspiring students

The Decatur Daily - 24 Feb 2018
“I want the students to know, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that I truly care about them and love them,” the 51-year-old said, standing at the school's entrance, where dozens of Black History Month presentations on famous African-Americans, including ...
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Tickets are on sale for 'Shattered Ceilings'

Peninsula Daily News - 23 Feb 2018
Personal stories. The audience will hear personal stories from such women as Susan B. Anthony and Alice Paul, Shirley Chisholm and Bella Abzug and learn more about Sojourner Truth and Fannie Hurst. In addition to the two performances of “Shattered ...
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We need educational equality in our schools

New Pittsburgh Courier - 22 Feb 2018
(NNPA)—Frederick Douglass. Condoleezza Rice. Martin Luther King Jr. Clarence Thomas. Ida B. Wells. Shirley Chisholm. All of these leaders will receive renewed national attention during this Black History Month. And all have something else in common ...
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For Black History Month, stories of great African-Americans

Minnesota Public Radio News - 20 Feb 2018
Ruby Bridges speaks onstage at Glamour's 2017 Women of The Year Awards. Bryan Bedder | Getty Images for Glamour Magazine. The documentary series, "Witness," from the BBC World Service highlights key stories from the Civil Rights Movement. First up ...
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Jumaane Williams now running for Lt. governor

Caribbean Life - 21 Feb 2018
Williams also paid tribute to and referenced others in history who inspired him: Frederick Douglas, Martin Luther King, and Shirley Chisholm. He acknowledged all those who were standing behind him as “having his back.” He said, “Together, we can do a ...

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