The educator, administrator, community activist and Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm made history when she became the first woman to run for the Democratic Presidential nomination. She was also the first Black woman to run for President in 1972. She combated misogynoir from all sides, including national feminist organizations who encouraged her to seek the nation’s highest office, but later pulled out their support. Shirley returned to Congress and continued her career-long fight for welfare reform, childcare programs and job development.
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