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US Congress introduces resolution honouring Shirley Chisholm

WASHINGTON – Caribbean American Democratic Congresswoman, Yvette D. Clarke, has joined a move by United States Congressional representatives in introducing a resolution acknowledging the 50th annivers... read more

The 50th Anniversary of Shirley Chisholm’s Historic Election to Congress

These milestones would not be possible without Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm, who paved a path for us to follow in her ... Lee is also introducing a House Resolution with Congresswoman Yvette Clarke ... read more

Shirley Chisholm Could Become 2nd Black Woman to Have Statue in US Capitol

The late Shirley Chisholm—the first-ever black congresswoman and first ... she became the first woman and African-American to seek a major party nomination for president of the United States. She died ... read more

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50 years in, Chisholm's historic victory offers inspiration

Clarke and Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, who also represents some of what was Chisholm's district, announced legislation that if it passes would recognize Chisholm with the Congressional Gold Medal, the highe... read more


Brooklyn mother and daughter's political path was a first for city

Shirley Chisholm rose to national prominence during the Civil Rights movement becoming the first black woman elected to Congress in 1968. It's a legacy Yvette Clarke holds dear, representing much of C... read more

Unbought and Unbossed: Why former Representative Shirley Chisholm (D-NY) deserves a permanent home in the United States Capitol

Congresswoman Chisholm served seven terms in Congress, introduced ... likeness in United States Capitol. H.R.4856, would result in a permanent statue of Representative Shirley Chisholm in the United S... read more

It's Taken 20 Years for Congress to Consider a Women's Museum. Under Trump, What Now?

In March 2017, Maloney, with 130 cosponsors, introduced her seventh women's museum bill: H.R. 19, a number she specially reserved in honor of the constitutional amendment that gave women the right to ... read more

Barbara Lee’s War on War

Congressional negotiations over the Pentagon’s annual budget are usually a staid affair, with much of the focus on lawmakers’ favored pork projects. But on June 29, Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif ... polit... read more

50 years in, Chisholm's historic victory offers inspiration

Hakeem Jeffries, who also represents some of what was Chisholm's district, announced legislation that if it passes would recognize Chisholm with the Congressional Gold Medal, the highest civilian hono... read more



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