Black Women in American History-Slide6
6). In 1968, Shirley Chisholm (1924-2005) became the first black women to be elected to Congress. “In spite of hopeless odds…to demonstrate the sheer will and refusal to accept the status quo,” she ran in the 1972 Democratic Presidential Campaign. Chisholm, a political pioneer, laid a foundation for the future women of color to be elected to Congress.