7 Facts About Shirley Chisholm On The 50th Anniversary Of Her Becoming The First Black Congresswoman

Shirley Chisholm pictured on Election Day, Nov. 5, 1968/ AP Photo 

Shirley Chisholm made history 50 years ago today when she became the first Black woman to be elected to the United States Congress. In honor of the trail she blazed, check out these seven facts below.

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Ms. Chisholm, today and every day we remember and honor the incredible legacy you left behind. 

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