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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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