Decades before Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton, there was Shirley Chisholm. As the first black woman to run for president for a major political party, she was years ahead of her time. So why don't more people know about her?
Shirley Chisholm (first black Congresswoman and woman to run for President in the US). "If they don't give you a seat at the table, bring a folding chair." . . . "Tremendous amounts of talent are lost to our society just because that talent wears a skirt."
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