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Shirley Chisholm: First Black American Congresswoman

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Shirley Chisholm was the first black woman elected to the U.S. Congress and the first to campaign for the presidency. Her legacy of political and social activism laid the foundation for the rise of women and blacks in American politics. Characterizes a celebration of her life and a political diary from the 1960s through the 1970s during an era of political transition and social change. Emerges as a charismatic leader and social reformer that achieved positive change in American politics and society for future generations.

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