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Shirley Chisholm was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. and was the first Black woman elected to the U.S. Congress. She was also the first black woman to run for President of the United States.

Shirley Chisholm was a politician, educator, and author who advocated for women and minorities, and said, “I want to be remembered as a woman … who dared to be a catalyst of change.”

Citation: Michals, Debra. “Shirley Chisholm.” National Women’s History Museum,