This year marks the 50th anniversary of Shirley Chisholm's candidacy to become President of the United States. Chisholm already made history as the first Black woman to be elected to Congress before she embarked on her next trailblazing journey. Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm paved the way by being "unbought and unbossed" and paved the way for all of the Black women politicians running for Congress and president.
Below is a throwback special from NBC news profiling this dynamic leader. We hope you enjoy.
Fun fact: Ayanna Pressley, who became the first Black woman elected to Congress in Massachusetts in 2018, now resides in Chisholm's old office in Congress.