Daily Archives: October 20, 2016

Thursday Open Thread | Black Historical Political Figures: Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm

Today’s Black Political figures is Shirley Chisholm. The first African–American Congresswoman, Shirley Anita Chisholm represented a newly reapportioned U.S. House district centered in Brooklyn, New York. Elected in 1968 because of her roots in the Bedford–Stuyvesant neighborhood, Chisholm was catapulted … Continue reading

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