Women’s History Month: Remembering Shirley Chisholm, the First Woman or Person of Color to Run for U. S. President

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Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm speaking at FSU as a presidential candidate - Tallahassee, Florida. (Photo Credit: State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory, Donn Dughi) Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm speaking at FSU as a presidential candidate – Tallahassee, Florida. (Photo Credit: State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory, Donn Dughi)

Seeing a black person or woman running for the president nowadays isn’t that strange. Back in 1972 when Shirley Chisholm did it, however, it was both radical and unheard of.

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8 Comments

  1. Truly a phenomenal woman!

    1. Yes she was. Way ahead of her time.

  2. Whho knew? Thanks for this educational moment!!! She is an inspiration to all women.

    1. You’re welcome. Yes she was inspirational to a lot of female politicians.

  3. Broke down racial divide barriers. The lady was, “A True Warrior Woman!”

    1. Yes, a true trailblazer!

  4. I’m so glad you shared this – I was clueless, and it inspires me to know this remarkable Congress woman existed. Thank you!

  5. You are most welcome Dyane!

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