1. On November 5, 1968, Shirley Chisholm became the first black woman elected to Congress. A native of Brooklyn, NY, Chisholm became the first woman to run for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1972.  To learn more about this extraordinary leader, watch the Schomburg’s Shola Lynch’s documentary Unbought and Unbossed.Photo Credit: Thomas J. O’Halloran, U.S. News & World Reports

    On November 5, 1968, Shirley Chisholm became the first black woman elected to Congress. A native of Brooklyn, NY, Chisholm became the first woman to run for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1972.

    To learn more about this extraordinary leader, watch the Schomburg’s Shola Lynch’s documentary Unbought and Unbossed.

    Photo Credit: Thomas J. O’Halloran, U.S. News & World Reports

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