Quote from Shirley Chrisholm, who in 1968 became the first African American woman elected to the United States Congress. Chrisholm represented New York's 12th Congressional District for seven terms from 1969 to 1983. In 1972, she became the first black candidate for a major party's nomination for President of the United States, and the first woman to run for the Democratic Party's presidential nomination. #wordsofwisdom #shirleychrisholm
An amazing woman! Mary McLeod Bethune (1875-1955) devoted her life to promoting equal education for Black girls women. "For I am my mother's daughter, and the drums of Africa still beat in my heart. They will not let me rest while there is a single Negro boy or girl without a chance to prove his worth."