Today Girls Spark would like to highlight another amazing woman in history. Shirley Chisholm.
Educator and civil rights advocate, Shirley Chisholm dedicated her life to helping the people in her community. In 1968, Chisholm was elected to represent her Brooklyn district in the United States House of Representatives, becoming the first black woman to serve in US Congress and defeating a male civil rights activist.
Chisholm served seven terms in the House, where she was a dedicated advocate for education and employment opportunities for people of color.
In 1972, Chisholm sought the Democratic nomination for president and became the first black woman to seek a major political party's nomination in a presidential campaign. Source: @insider
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