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African American History

(1970) Shirley Chisholm, “I Am For the Equal Rights Amendment.”

Shirley Anita St. Hill Chisholm became in 1968 the first African American woman elected to Congress.  Four years later in 1972, she launched a bid to become the Democratic nominee for President of the United States, another first for an African American woman.  Throughout her career in Congress Chisholm was a staunch advocate of women’s …