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Strong Rooted Volume I: Issue 2- Shirley Chisholm May 4, 2017 (Republished)

We must know where we come from in order to get to where we want to go. Never forget your roots.

“Your present circumstances don’t determine where you can go: They merely determine where you start. –Nido Qubein

Most people remember Shirley Chisholm as the first Black candidate to run for the Presidency of the United States. Chisholm would start marking history firsts as the first congresswoman in 1968. Before any of this, Chisolm was educated at Brooklyn College and then went on to become a teacher, and later she returned to Columbia University where she would earn her Master’s degree in elementary education.

Chisholm would serve seven terms as a U.S. congresswoman and write two books, Unbought and Unbossed and The Good Fight. Chisholm was born Shirley Anita St. Hill in 1924. In 1949 Conrad O. Chisholm married Shirley Anita St. Hill. Shirley Chisolm would make a mark in history for women that will remain indelibly inscribed in our minds and our hearts. Thank you, Shirley Chisholm.

Reference: Reel America Preview: Rep. Shirley Chisholm 1972 Campaign. (2015, April 16). Retrieved January 05, 2021, from

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