This Day In History: Shirley Chisholm Becomes The First Black Congresswoman

November 6, 2013   // 0 Comments

Huffington Post Black Voices (originally posted 11/5/13) On this day in history, Shirley Chisholm became the first black woman elected to Congress. On November 5th 1968, she was elected to represent New York's 12th District and went on to maintain that seat for seven terms until 1983. Born in New York the daughter of West Indian parents, Chisholm is known for using her political career to fig...

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