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Shirley Chisholm

Shirley Anita St. Hill Chisholm (November 30, 1924 – January 1, 2005) was an American politician, educator, and author.

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"They make the rules and enforce them. Anybody who plays their game has to play with their deck" -Shirley Chisholm
Now reading: "Unbought and Unbossed" by Shirley Chisholm. It's revolutionary.
Talk about a badass...Shirley Chisholm was the first African American woman in Congress.
Incredible anecdote about Shirley Chisholm in this piece on the women who have run for president:
"You don't make progress by standing on the sidelines, whimpering & complaining. You make progress by implementing ideas…
A5. "Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth." -Shirley Chisholm
Join our sister station for Profile of Courage: Shirley Chisholm Friday March 31st. For more like them…
[KNOW YOUR HISTORY]. Did you know they tried to kill Shirley Chisholm several times?. "Chisholm’s campaign wasn’t...
My first presidential candidate, Shirley Chisholm, is right there leading the charge. And my icon Dolores Huerta. I…
🐌I'd like them to say that Shirley Chisholm had guts. That's how I'd like to be remembered ... 🤔👉Shirley C…
Shirley Chisholm. First Black woman elected to Congress, & first woman to run for the Dem Presidential nomination.
On the first black woman POTUS candidate. h/t:
Imagine a day without Shirley Chisholm or Maya Angelou.
If we had been smart enough to elect Shirley Chisholm, there would've been no Watergate scandal.
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Celebrating with some wise words from Shirley Chisholm.
We're honoring Shirley Chisholm this Friday march 31st on Profile of Courage at 8pm. Like us on…
In the end, anti-black, anti-female, and all forms of discrimination are equivalent to the same thing -- anti-humanism.-Shirley Chisholm
Tremendous amounts of talent are lost to our society just because that talent wears a skirt. - Shirley Chisholm
"If they don't give you a seat at the table, bring a folding chair." quoting the great Shirley Chisholm
Shirley Chisholm's words to live by.
Shirley Chisholm; First Woman to Run for the Democratic Party’s Presidential Nomination
Honored to be a Shirley Chisholm awardee with these dynamic sisters! Thank you members
"Don't blame me. I voted for Shirley Chisolm."
Shirley Chisholm was a force for change who left a tremendous legacy for women in politics.
Shirley Chisholm: 1st African-American Congresswoman, first major party black candidate for POTUS.
Shirley Chisholm left a tremendous legacy for all women in politics.
Celebrate Women's History Month March 31st at 8pm EST with a special presentation of Profile of Courage:Shirley Chi…
Shirley Chisholm, a New York Democrat, is the 1st African American woman elected to Congress. . November 5, 1968 https…
Which black woman will Viola quote when she wins her Oscar?. 1. Ida B. Wells. 2. Coretta Scott King. 3. Shirley Chisholm. 4. Every Black woman
Our Wax Museum was full of Ida B Wells, Shirley Chisholm, Langston Hughes, and Madam CJ Walker!…
Shirley Chisholm - First African American woman elected to the United States Congress.
We add in some this week too. D/L our Beyoncé & Shirley Chisholm cards to send your representatives! h…
Newt Gingrich and Trent Lott voted to create the Dept. of Education. Shirley Chisholm and John Conyers voted against
I love this guy, too. Shirley Chisholm would have been and awesome president. h/t to Janet Goldner
maybe that should have been eloquent as Barbara Jordan and the footsteps of Shirley Chisholm
Barbara Jordan, Shirley Chisholm, Michelle Obama, Correta Scott King more than just pretty, women with guts
Shirley Chisholm in brand new book Black History in its Own Words
Happy Birthday to the late great Mark Twain, Winston Churchill, Gordon Parks, Allan Sherman, Shirley Chisholm and Richard Crenna.
1924, Shirley Chisholm born in Brooklyn. 1st African-American woman elected to Congress. ht…
📷 Today In History ‘Shirley Chisholm, the first Black woman elected to Congress, was born in Brooklyn,...
Shirley Chisholm was elected the first African-American Congresswoman. Let's follow her example and NEVER give up our seat…
For your edification. You might start by looking up Margaret Chase Smith & Shirley Chisholm.
Shirley Chisholm is the first African American woman elected to Congress, and she represented New York's 12th Congressional…
Here's Shirley Chisholm's grave. People are visiting Susan B. Anthony, but save Shirley a thought too - 1st woman to re…
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I voted in honor of Shirley Chisholm. I voted in honor of Ida B. Wells. I voted in honor of Barbara Johnson. I voted for W…
Huge ups to so many women for paving the way! Big ups to Susan B Anthony, Shirley Chisholm & Geraldine Ferraro. Let's keep this list going!
In the memory of Susan B. Anthony, Shirley Chisholm, Geraldine Ferraro, & for my daughter, I proudly cast my vote f…
Shirley Chisholm and Geraldine Ferraro wore "Suffragette White" at key moments...
🇺🇸In 1972, Shirley Chisholm became the first woman to officially seek the Democratic Party's presidential nomination http…
TIL John Carlos & Shirley Chisholm are of Caribbean descent. Wish we talked more abt contributions by Black immigrants in the US
Soo good! I had no idea about Shirley Chisholm's run. Groundbreaking!
you know why he has support Jaclyn,many still believe a man needs to lead. I wish Shirley Chisholm would've took office.
Yeah, she won't. In fact, I'm voting for Shirley Chisholm. I'm her prime demographic & I think she's least competen…
is Swirley Chisholm. It features a caramel swirl and Shirley Chisholm quotes under the lid.
Now that we have a Nat Turner movie, I'd love to see movies about:. Harriet Tubman. Marcus Garvey. Haile Sellasie. Fred Hampton. Shirley Chisholm
Am I about to spend $40 for a poster of Shirley Chisholm in my (tiny) office?
It was Shirley Chisholm who said "I don't measure America by its achievement but by its potential." This is why I get so 🇺🇸. The…
"...no other woman has sought before?" Look up Shirley Chisholm. Hillary has gotten further than any other woman. T…
she did the same with Shirley Chisholm
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Shirley Chisholm should've been the first African American and woman to be president, she was a doer not a dud
Thank you for reminding America that Shirley Chisholm ran for POTUS not so long ago...
While two men are on stage tonight, in 1972 Shirley Chisholm ran for President and Frances Farenthold ran for VP.
“When morality comes up against profit, it is seldom that profit loses.” . ― OG Shirley Chisholm
Why am I barely discovering who Shirley Chisholm is ?
"Unbought and unbossed...if you want change, I'm an instrument!" Shirley Chisholm
airs news clip of great trailblazer Shirley Chisholm: first African American woman elected to US Congress & POTUS candidate.
If some miracle brought Shirley Chisholm back to life I would vote for her in a hot second
Question: how did working with Shirley Chisholm in 1972 further your goals for the Black Panther Party?
Service is the rent that you pay for room on this earth.
I'm benefitting from the sacrifices and seeds sown by Shirley Chisholm, John Lewis, and so man
"Racism is so universal in this country, so widespread and deep-seated that it is invisible because it is so normal" S…
Before Hillary or Obama, how Shirley Chisholm lost her run for the White House via
On this day in 1971, Shirley Chisholm announces that she will enter presidential primaries,becoming the first Black to run…
I love seeing my girls as interested in the fascinating story of Shirley Chisholm as I was…
Standing looking at video of Shirley Chisholm and and elder behind me said: she was a great and powerful woman who opened d…
Ellen Fitzpatrick, author of The Highest Glass Ceiling, talking about about Shirley Chisholm, Wheelock College, Oct 20
"I was and always be a catalyst for change." Anita Hill quoting Shirley Chisholm
The incredible Anita Hill concludes by quoting Shirley Chisholm: "I was, am, and always will be a catalyst for change." Brava!
Today's is a portrait of Shirley Chisholm, 1st Afro-American woman elected to Congress & black candidate to run for…
THANK YOU The words of Shirley Chisholm for BW "I am, was, and always will be a catalyst for change"
if looking to keep the NYC vibe... Anne Hutchinson, Ida Tarbell, Eleanor Roosevelt, Shirley Chisholm...
Not sure about the framing of this public TV doc comparing John McCain to Shirley Chisholm but goddd she ruled.
is making herstory like Katherine Johnson, Shirley Chisholm, Venus & Serena and other great BLACK women. Ur loved Gabby!
.I love & honor Shirley Chisholm as all Brooklynites do. As Mainer: we are forgetting Margaret Chase Smith
RTC author, Chris Cavanaugh-Simmons, tells us why she loves Shirley Chisholm!
Holly Smith brought a great photo of Shirley Chisholm!
CA Rep. Barbara Lee reflects on the 1st woman to seek the Democrats' nomination for president, Shirley Chisholm
Shirley Chisholm: 1st black woman elected to Congress. 1st woman to run for Dem POTUS nomination. ht…
Thinking a great deal about Shirley Chisholm, Ann Richards, and Maria Stewart tonight.
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*** yes to that Shirley Chisholm shoutout!!
I wish she was here to see this. Shirley Chisholm blazed her own trail.
Shirley Chisholm is buried at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Buffalo.
Please don't put Shirley Chisholm and Madeleine Albright in the same category.
attendee just put some respeck on Shirley Chisholm's name, noting that Sen. Clinton is walking along the trail she blazed.
Shirley Chisholm seems to be an obvious miss on this list...
July 13, 1972: Shirley Chisholm becomes the first woman to run as a Democratic presidential candidate and first African-Am…
The next Local Liaison Forum for The Chisholm Trail & Abbey Chesterton Bridge is on Mon 11th July from 18.30 - 20.00 @ The…
All of the above! That's what's up!. P.s.s. Come back 2 Broadway🎭 though I am excited 2 see u in Power & as Shirley Chisholm!
Thank you Barbara. This is helpful. I did a search & found Shirley Chisholm's. Seems others have claimed it too. Thx
Shirley Chisholm ran as "unbought & unbossed". Hillary Clinton runs as "unindicted but still under investigation".
Shirley Chisholm's presidential run urged Americans "to bring out the best in ourselves."
left. Fannie Lou Hamer, Shirley Chisholm, John Lewis all are icons and heroes of the Party. But in the 1960s, the leaders of the party were
Shirley Chisholm is fed up with them *** waist trainers.
Hillary's the first woman to succeed where Shirley Chisholm failed in 1972. More fame than that is her and her supporters motivation-maybe?
Did you know? Before Hillary Clinton, there was Shirley Chisholm -
Before Clinton, there was Shirley Chisholm - the 1st black woman to run for president for a... via…
she wanna be Shirley Chisholm so bad son
I know I'm not the only one who thought the lady in that no waist trainers vid was Shirley Chisholm
I just wanna know y she has the use this civil rights movement and Shirley Chisholm filter
Let's hear it for New Jersey! Shirley Chisholm Made the Democratic Party of Today Possible
Anika Noni Rose Attached to Produce & Star in a Shirley Chisholm Film Currently in Development via
The ancestors are smiling down on lovely little queen Anika Noni Rose . blessings.
pic I took at the post office the other day. why does Shirley Chisholm look like Ving Rhames in Holiday Heart?
They actually went through the whole list from Margaret Chase Smith, Shirley Chisholm, etc who tried. She is the first too garner it.
Really nice story by on female Pres candidates Margaret Chase Smith in 1964 and Shirley Chisholm in 1972
Thank you & Mitchell J. Silver and Brower Park community for the Dedication Ceremony for Shirley Chisholm.
Commissioner dedicates Shirley Chisholm circle in Brower Park next to
then you may not know many significant Black people personally, like John Lewis, Barbara Jordan, Shirley Chisholm, Vernon Jordan
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What is the big deal? I voted for Barbara Jordan, Shirley Chisholm, Gerald Ford...
Jill Stein, Shirley Chisholm, Margaret Smith and many more. Check your fly, your ignorance is showing, punk.
I say we write in a ticket of Shirley Chisholm & Barbara Jordan in Nov. Their spirits would govern wisely!! 😘
hey! I went to my MN caucus to support Shirley Chisholm, but she wasn't viable or something, so ended up w/ Fred Harris. Was 20
Political buttons trace political and social change. Photo: Campaign buttons from 1972 for Shirley Chisholm.
Shirley Chisholm. The FIRST Black Congresswoman. This is what I call representation. I love her. She's inspiring.
The emotional, sexual, and psychological stereotyping of females begins when the doctor says, 'It's a girl.' - Shirley Chisholm
Also Shirley Chisholm and ran a few years back as well as Carol Moseley Braun
LRT: I've been reading about the '72 election all day. That, and reading transcripts and speeches by Shirley Chisholm.
Please join us as we celebrate the life of Shirley Chisholm, a pillar of the Bedford-Stuyvesant community and an...
I want to vote for Shirley Chisholm but she isn't here. By now there shld be a progressive, AA woman presidential candidate. I want that.
Shirley Chisholm kept me motivated when others were telling me to find another line of work. STEM studies rule!
Congresswoman talks Selma, the Senate and the influence of
Former congresswomen Barbara Jordan and Shirley Chisholm on the cover of
I voted for Shirley Chisholm in a mock election when I was in elementary school. :)
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FROM THE ARCHIVES: Shirley Chisholm's 1972 stump speech "would still be completely relevant" today. -
Just finished lecture on Shirley Chisholm for
In case you hadn't noticed, this is now a Shirley Chisholm appreciation account
Shirley Chisholm's Dream of Woman Pres via "greatest obstacle to women candidates: financing & lack of clout"
In 1972, Shirley Chisholm wanted to become the 1st woman president. Hear how she blazed the trail:
"You could give [Shirley Chisholm's] stump speech today and it would still be completely relevant." -
Graduates from Girls' High School include Lena Horne, Shirley Chisholm, and Betty Smith. Images from 1922 yearbook https…
Shirley Chisholm, first Black Congresswoman & first woman to run for Dem Pres nomination.
Shirley Chisholm was first woman to run for Dem. presidential nomination https:…
when I think of how they have treated her, I am rallied by Iron Jawed Angels & Shirley Chisholm!
Green Suggestion, Black History Month in our cafeteria, Shirley Chisholm, and more, MM notes here:...
Shirley Chisholm - the first black woman to run for US President for a major party https:/…
I need you to call out of work to put my head on Harriet Tubman, Shirley Chisholm, & Marilyn Mosby's bodies. Thx in advance
before Shirley Chisholm, there was Victoria Woodhull who ran for president in *1872*
correction in your report needed. Victoria Woodhull is the first woman to run for the US presidency, not Shirley Chisholm.
What's next Hollywood ? Goldie Hawn in the Shirley Chisholm story..makes as much sense as Fiennes as Michael Jackson
On MLK week, let's also salute Coretta Scott King & Shirley Chisholm who carried on his dream of equality 4 all.
Fannie Lou Hamer stood up for me! . Ella Baker stood up for me! . Shirley Chisholm stood up for me!. Dorothy Height stood …
by a group of black members of the House, including Shirley Chisholm (NY), Louis Stokes (OH) and William L. Clay (MO).
New York Rep. Shirley Chisholm wasn't the 1st African-American to run for president.
3 Jan 1969: Shirley Chisholm (Rep-NY) becomes the first African-American woman to serve in the US House of Representatives
add Shirley Chisholm, Barbara Jordan and Michelle Obama W/all egos checked @ the door - no prob. Too big
Madonna makes list of most influential women in biz & politics, but not Shirley Chisholm, Regina Benjamin or Who'd they poll?
Shirley Chisholm is unavailable for comment.
"Of my 2 'handicaps,'being female put many more obstacles in my path than being black.". —Shirley Chisholm d.1/1/2005
Country could've voted for Shirley Chisholm,Jessie Jackson,Geraldine Ferraro!!stop annoying us
On status of black women in American politics, w/ props to Shirley Chisholm. My latest
Today, awards Shirley Chisholm, the first African American congresswoman, with the
Oh my. Wonder what Barbara Jordan, or Sheila Jackson Lee, or Shirley Chisholm would have to say about his comments.
"It's important that we invest in Black women votes."
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"Don't get me wrong, I'll take Raquel Welch over Shirley Chisholm, any day.I'll take JOE…
Spike Lee doing films on Chi Raq and meanwhile we got no film for Shirley Chisholm
"I want to be remembered as a catalyst for change in America." That you are, Shirley Chisholm.
Status of black women in politics report, and the Legacy of Shirley Chisholm
Glad honored Shirley Chisholm with a She was a great leader who was “unbossed and unbought." http…
Shirley Chisholm gets Medal of Freedom. See film on
"I don't care if I'm going down, I'm not starting a movie about Shirley Chisholm with Walter Cronkite"
Service is the rent we pay for the privilege of living on this Earth. It is the very purpose of life. -Shirley Chisholm in
Yet the world needs more Shirley Chisolms.
Celebrate Medal of Freedom honoree Shirley Chisholm. Black immigrants make Black history!
Shirley Chisholm's legacy and the status of Black women in American politics via
So glad you pointed this out! Megan Follows, now in REIGN, starred in Anne of GG! And, I loved Shirley Chisholm too!
Louis Brandeis, Shirley Chisholm, Barbara Jordan, John Lewis, Ron Brown Hiram Revels all are honarable mentions for
Today in 1968, Shirley Chisholm shattered the glass ceiling and blazed a trail for others to become the 1st Black woman elec…
Nelson Mandela, Shirley Chisholm, and MLK without any blackface. Funny how adults can't stop doing it.
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Bell brought it home by drawing on the life lesson of Shirley Chisholm. In essence, we have to be willing to take less.
Gonna be a sexy Shirley Chisholm tonight.
whatever, still voting for Shirley Chisholm, like Biz
Hello I am honored, we are honoring Shirley Chisholm in my hometown. An email was sent to you regarding:)
Shirley Chisholm to imprisoned women in Bedford Hills "straighten your spine and March ahead." 1982
the Shirley Chisholm office in Brooklyn won't even walk up two flights of stairs so this statement isn't true. Please help me.
US representative and social activist. Born Shirley St. Hill on November 30, 1924 in New York City. Chisholm...
So has .heard of Shirley Chisholm or nah?
Shirley Chisholm fought an uphill battle as the first black woman to run for POTUS.
what happd to the days when you fell asleep & the *** was gone when you woke up? like that Shirley Chisholm song 🙄
everyone ignores the Shirley Chisholm post office problem. Please help me
"Abortion is a fact of life. Women have always had them... & they always will." - Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm
please help me how are the workers at the Shirley Chisholm office able to get away with now delivering people's packages?
please help this handicapped person receive her packages from the Shirley Chisholm office. If sent back I have to pay for delivery
please help me. The Shirley Chisholm office in Brooklyn lied when they said the delivered my package their phone is off the hook.
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Shirley Chisholm, Alice Paul, Susan Anthongy and Eleanor R are applauding from the beyond. Our champ!
For example, a Black President was treated as laughable when I was a kid. Despite how far Shirley Chisholm got or Jackson or …
Ideas from our panel on Ida B. Wells, Harriet Tubman, Shirley Chisholm, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Belva Ann Lockwood
Shirley Chisholm (1924 - 2005) "Unbought and Unbossed" Chisholm was the first African American woman
Is this a 1972 Shirley Chisholm campaign pin? cityofboise
Did You Know Friday's >> Shirley Chisholm was the first black congresswoman, representing New York
Why didn't we learn about Shirley Chisholm??? She was the first African-American woman elected into congress & ran for president
Shirley Chisholm. The best dang president we never had, was an amazing prophet.
Shirley Chisholm what!! these people are absolutely crazy.
Inspiring and powerful documentary on Shirley Chisholm: Chisholm `72: Unbought & Unbossed
But why the black heritage stamp of Shirley Chisholm look like a character?
What I will say is that Rev. Dr. Gennifer Brooks, Dean of Homiletics at Garrett is (in the spirit of Shirley Chisholm) unbought & unbossed.
Some people will get notes with the Shirley Chisholm stamp "Unbought and Unbossed."
It is an honor to be the recipient of the 2015 NCBW Shirley Chisholm Trailblazer Award.
Some woman (Shirley Chisholm) opened the door for their beloved president Obama to even be considered as a major party candidate.
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Ella Baker and Shirley Chisholm already have chapters in my future book... But so do MHP, Janet Mock, and Laverne Cox.
first woman to run for president was a Black woman. Shirley Chisholm, 1972.
But more than that she's a descendant of Kush, the Nile, Shirley Chisholm, the Harlem Renaissance and HipHop
Shirley Chisholm. She was a Congresswoman who was the 1st Black candidate (of a major…
Shirley Chisholm: a woman who made a difference in the world
far too kind. Thank you. Shirley Chisholm is definitely my shero
Move over Shirley Chisholm, it's time for new stamps! 🍑
Lily as Shirley Chisholm cracked me up.
Shirley Chisholm was the first African American female member of Congress, then first African Americ... -
So I'm at the post office, and why do I see this stamp of Shirley Chisholm looking like Poppa Pope…
Doing some notes about Shirley Chisholm for a History project. And I'm tired from the SBA math test…
I love the one about Shirley Chisholm where she has her bears. Cute!
"When you have black racists and white racists it is very difficult to build bridges between communities." - Shirley Anita Chisholm
"Service is the price we pay for living on this planet." -Shirley Chisholm
i read some speeches last night before bed.. Sojourner Truth, Malcolm X, Ida B. Wells, and Shirley Chisholm..
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Cool Site for the Day... SPARK. Do you remember Shirley Chisholm? Barbara Jordan? A host of other women who have...
Barbara Jordan, Shirley Chisholm, Patsy Mink. Any of the 15 are better than Jackson.
I like Shirley Chisholm for first woman on $20 bill (although Sacagawea bumping off Andy Jackson has much appeal)
Women on the $20? Here’s the slate: Rosa Parks, Patsy Mink. Betty Friedan, Shirley Chisholm (2/3)
Some motivation from the late, great US Rep. Shirley Chisholm for the campaign trail.
Far too often Shirley Chisholm is seen as just a footnote or a curiosity.
During Shirley Chisholm‘s run for president in 1972, she survived three assassination attempts.
Love this from W20 Candidate Shirley Chisholm! 1st black woman in Congress, first on the $20?
You "pro Black" yet ignore what Sojourner Truth to ANGELA DAVIS to SHIRLEY CHISHOLM said about gender and BLACK WOMEN.
Meet Shirley Chisholm, the first woman and first African American to seek the Democrat's presidential nomination
"I have been ... discriminated against because I am a woman [more] than because I am black.”
Shirley Chisholm broke boundaries as the first black Congresswoman and "dared to be herself."
This is the Balm! "Historian Barbara Ransby on Ella Baker & Shirley Chisholm
Great Inspiration; Shirley Chisholm 1st Black American Woman to run for USA Presidency in 1972.
Now watching a documentary on Shirley Chisholm, the first Black woman elected (cont)
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Shirley Chisholm 1st black woman presidential aspirant of the united states in 1972! At
I'm going to "Shirley Chisholm Women of Distinction Awards & Celebration". See you there? via
Shirley Chisholm, politician and educator, was a 1946 graduate. She was the 1st Black woman elected to Congress
More than 50 women have run for President, beginning with Victoria Claflin Woodhull in 1872
Today's Lost Queens Queen is Shirley Chisholm! . She was the first black…
I vote for Shirley Chisholm! Replace Andrew Jackson and put a woman on the $20! via
GO VOTE!!! There are brave warriors who fought so U can have the right 2 vote. "The one thing you've got going your vote." Shirley Chisholm
Shirley was a trailblazer in American politics in 1972 Why is she often overlooked? …
MTHonored to receive the Shirley Chisholm award from I'll always proudly defend TRIO http:/…
In honor of I dedicate to the one and only Shirley Chisholm, a founder of...
"Shirley Chisholm, Sojourner Truth, & Barbara Jordan gathered for a little girl-talk... about world politics"
Shirley Chisholm became the first African American congresswoman in 1968.
listening to Ruby Dee read speeches by Ida B Wells, Shirley Chisholm, Angela Davis, and Coretta Scott King like wow.
I want to pay tribute to the first African American woman elected to Congress: Shirley Chisholm. A great inspiration!
Rep. Shirley Chisholm is featured on our African American History Month Pinterest board.
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Black History Month Fact: The first black congresswoman was Shirley Chisholm, who represented New York during...
Madam CJ Walker and Shirley Chisholm were my biggest idols when I was little.
The 1st black congresswoman was Shirley Chisholm, who represented NY during 7 terms & also happened to be a member of Delta Sigma Theta Inc!
Born today Shirley Chisholm-1st African-American congresswoman &major-party black candidate to bid for the presidency …
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