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Happy belated birthday to trailblazer, Shirley Chisholm. Chisholm was the first African American woman elected to the United States Congress and the first woman to run for the Democratic Party's presidential nomination. #ShirleyChisholm #MissRepresentation #MissRep #RepresentHer #MediaWeLike

Lucien Edward Blackwell was a United States Congressman who represented West Philadelphia and parts of Delaware County, Pennsylvania, from 1991 to 1995. Blackwell was born in Whitsett, Pennsylvania on August 1, 1931. He completed public school and later joined the United States Army, serving in the…Lucien Edward Blackwell was a United States Congressman who represented West Philadelphia and parts of Delaware County, Pennsylvania, from 1991 to 1995. Blackwell was born in Whitsett…

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‘The Future’ by Al Gore

Al Gore: "The United States Congress ... is now incapable of passing laws without permission from the corporate lobbies and other special interests that control their campaign finances." (January 23, 2013)

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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

The #Freedmen’s Savings and Trust Company, commonly referred to as The Freedmen’s Bank, was incorporated on March 3, 1865.  It was created by the United States Congress along with the Freedmen’s Bureau to aid the freedmen in their transition from #slavery to freedom.  During 1861, many #black Americ...Freedmen's Savings and Trust Company: Incorporated to Teach Free Slaves How to Save Money

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The United States Congress is the  bicameral legislature of the federal government of the United States consisting of TWO houses: the SENATE and the HOUSE of REPRESENTATIVES. - House Passed More Than 350 Bills That Sit on Harry Reid’s Desk - http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/right-turn/wp/2014/07/30/harry-reid-the-bane-of-senate-dems/ - Hey, who put that Harry Reid character in charge anyway?

1776 Silver Continental Dollar Not long after the signing of the Declaration of Independence, the new United States Congress decided to assert its freedom by striking the first true American currency. The design, usually attributed to Benjamin Franklin, is a whimsical motif including the words "fugio" (time flies) and "mind your business," along with thirteen interlocking rings representing the colonies. Many were struck in pewter and a few dozen remain, but the silver version is very rare.

nice Lucien Edward Blackwell: Represented West Philadelphia in United States Congress