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July 29, 2022

In 1972, Shirley Chisholm ran for president of the United States of America as a Democrat. She didn't win, but this was not the beginning or the end of her career in politics. She held a congressional seat in the New York delegation for decades, and Shirley was a pioneer on many fronts. Today we'll learn about her life, her career, and her legacy.

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Shirley Chisholm, Unbought and Unbossed (Boston: Houghton Mifflin.,1970).
● Marcy Kaptur, Women of Congress: A Twentieth­century Odyssey (Washington, D.C.: Congressional Quarterly, 1996).
● Jill S. Pollack, Shirley Chisholm (New York: F. Watts, 1994).
● Barbara Winslow, Shirley Chisholm: Catalyst for Change ( UK: Routledge, 2013).

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