The Chisholm legacy inspires Rep. Barbara Lee’s candidacy for Democratic Caucus chair

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by Yolanda Caraway, Leah Daughtry and Minyon Moore, co-authors of ‘For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Politics’ On Jan. 25, 1972, Shirley Chisholm announces her candidacy for president, becoming the first Black candidate for a major party’s presidential nomination and the first woman to run for the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination. The fifth of November marked the historic 50th anniversary of the election of the first African American woman to the U.S. Congress, Rep. Shirley Chisholm. This important milestone marks a watershed moment in American politics for Black women to emerge...

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