Black History Month Honoree 9

Shirley Chisholm
Posted on 02/13/2023
Image of Shirley ChisholmCongress is more diverse now than it's ever been. However, when Shirley Chisholm (1924-2005) was attempting to shatter the glass ceiling, the same couldn't be said. During the racially contentious period in the late '60s, she became the first Black woman elected to Congress. She represented New York's 12th District from 1969-83; and, in 1972, she became the first woman to run for the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination. Her campaign slogan "Unbought and Unbossed" rings even louder today. Senator Kamala Harris paid tribute to Chisholm in her 2020 presidential campaign announcement by using a logo similar to Chisholm's.

Image of Shirley Chisholm
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