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First Black Woman to Run for the Presidency: Shirley Chisholm’s Legacy

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A trailblazer for black women and minority rights, Shirley Anita St. Hill Chisholm broke many barriers. She was the first black woman elected to Congress and the very first black person to run for the United States Presidency. As the firstborn of four daughters to Caribbean immigrants in Brooklyn, Chisholm’s family valued her education. For years…

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