Fast Facts about Firsts for Women in
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Shirley Chisholm

Shirley Chisholm  Shirley Chisholm—(1924-2005)—She was the first African-American woman elected to the U.S. House of Representatives. She served in Congress from 1969-1982. She was a candidate for the Democratic nomination for president in 1972. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shirley_Chisholm