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Exhibition Rosa Parks: In Her Own Words

Supporter of the Honorable Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm

Rosa Parks and Honorable Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm, ca. 1968. Photograph. Visual Materials from the Rosa Parks Papers, Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (051.00.00)
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Political button for Shirley Chisholm. Rosa Parks Papers, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress (083.00.00)
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Supporter of the Honorable Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm

Shirley Chisholm (D-NY) was the first black woman elected to the United States Congress. She served as the representative for the 12th district of New York from 1969 to 1972. In 1972, Chisholm became the first black woman to seek a majority party’s nomination for the U.S. presidency. She won ten percent of the votes at the Democratic National Convention. Rosa Parks supported Chisholm’s congressional and presidential campaigns.

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