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Shirley Chisholm: American politician
Shirley Anita Chisholm was an American politician, educator, and author. In 1968, she became the first black woman elected to the United States Congress, representing New York's 12th congressional district for seven terms from 1969 to 1983. In the 1972 United States presidential election, 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.


'Kamala Harris, for the people' [Video]

'Kamala Harris, for the people'

In her historic first speech after becoming the first Black woman on a major-party presidential ticket, Kamala Harris spoke of the those on whose shoulders she stands, from the late Shirley Chisholm -..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 03:27Published

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