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“They think I am trying to take power from them. The black man must step forward, but that doesn’t mean the black woman must step back.” ~ Shirley Chisholm

On November 5, 1968; Shirley Chisholm of Brooklyn, N.Y., becomes the first African American woman elected to Congress.

Ms. Chisholm represented New York’s 12th Congressional District for seven terms from 1969 to 1983. She became the first black candidate for a major party’s nomination in 1972 for President of the United States; she was also the first woman to run for the presidential nomination in the Democratic Party.

Ms. Chisholm was also an educator and Author. She authored two books, “Unbought and Unbossed”, and “The Good Fight.”

Thank you Ms. Chisholm for your great example of leadership!

Enjoy Loves! ❤️

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