Shirley Chisholm was the first Black US Congresswoman. Trailblazing women like her have been claiming their space and demanding women’s inclusion and equality throughout history. Claim your space: #IWD2021 #GenerationEquality
Starting the week by honoring the 1st black female congresswoman (1969) and Presidential Candidate (1972), Shirley Chisholm, on #BlackHistoryMonth . She continues to be a role model to the black community and women everywhere.
I met my mentor & lifelong friend, the late Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm, when I was in college. She showed me the power of unbought & unbossed Black women & women of color to change our country. On her birthday, we should honor her legacy by continuing the fight for justice.
@JoyAnnReid : "48 years ago, Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm became the first Black major party candidate to run for president."
I wouldn’t be here without my mentor, Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm. 52 years ago today, she became the first Black woman elected to Congress. On the brink of the historic election of a Black woman as VP, I can't help but recognize who made this historic moment possible.
1 woman who was famous in her time but has largely been forgotten is Shirley Chisholm. She became the 1st African American congresswoman in 1968. 4 years later, she became the 1st major-party black candidate 2make a bid 4the US presidency. #WomenHistoryMonth #UnsungWomenHeroes
Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm was born on this day in 1924. She always said, “If they don’t give you a seat at the table, bring a folding chair.” As the first Black woman elected to Congress, Shirley Chisholm paved the way for so many others.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wore all white for her swearing-in to honor of women in politics. She singled out one inspiration in particular: Shirley Chisholm – the first Black congresswoman in U.S. history.