Shirley Chisholm

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Viola Davis Stars As Shirley Chisholm in New Movie

“The Fighting Shirley Chisholm” follows the first Black congresswoman and her trailblazing 1972 run for president.

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10 Behind-the-Scenes Photos From the Smithsonian's Long-Awaited Black History and Culture Museum

Check out pics of a Tuskeegee Airmen plane, the P-Funk Mothership and more in this roundup from yesterday’s media day at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.

Willie Mays and Billy Frank, Jr. Among Presidential Medal of Freedom Recipients

The list also includes Shirley Chisholm, Gloria and Emilio Estefan, and civil rights advocate Minoru Yasui. 

Give Your Letters Some Extra Love With a Shirley Chisholm USPS Stamp

A stamp to commemorate the nation’s first black congresswoman.