U.S. President

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Shirley Chisholm Runs for President

On January 15, 1972, Shirley Chisholm, Democratic member of Congress from New York’s Twelfth District, announced her candidacy for President of the United States – the first African-American woman to seek the nation’s highest office. Women and blacks had previously run for president on minor party tickets — Sen. Margaret Chase Smith from Maine had … Continue reading