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Who is Shirley Chisholm?

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Shirley Chisholm was the first African-American woman to serve in congress. She represented New York in the House of Representatives. She was also the first black woman to run for president, mounting an unsuccessful campaign in 1972. She had a long and distinguished career in congress, serving seven terms and becoming a passionate advocate for causes related to education and social justice.
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Why was Shirley Chisholm important?

she was important because she was a great person she was the first black women from newyork that went to vote for congess

What awards did Shirley Chisholm win?

Shirley Chisholm received numerous honorary degrees, and such awards as Brooklyn College Alumna of the Year, Key Woman of the Year, Outstanding Work in the Field of Child Welf

Who was Shirley Chisholm?

Shirley Chisholm was the first African American Congresswoman; there had been black senators and representatives in congress, but until she was elected in 1968, they had all b

Why did Shirley Chisholm and Conrad Chisholm divorce?

She and her first husband divorced in 1977; and she subsequently remarried about a year later, to a man named Arthur Hardwick. She never talked much about why her first marria