HB, Representative Chisholm

On this day in 1924, Shirley Anita St. Hill Chisholm was born in Brooklyn (NY, US). Not just because she was one of those “firsts” (first Black woman elected to the US Congress), but because she was a strong advocate for many important groups (minorities, women, and children) and issues (education, reduced military spending), she deserves our recognition. Listen to her speak eloquently on some of these matters by jumping to The Visionary Project.

Link to the Wikipedia entry about Ms. Chisholm


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