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Women in Congress -- From 1917 to Now

Shirley Chisholm

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Jeannette Rankin Rebecca Latimer FeltonShirley ChisholmWomen of the 89th CongressBarbara MikulskiNancy PelosiTammy DuckworthOver the Years

Shirley Chisholm

In 1968, Shirley Chisholm became the first Africa-American woman to serve in Congress. The Brooklyn native came up through the New York State Legislature and, once in Washington, was one of the founding members of the Congressional Black Caucus.

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