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Shirley Chisholm: Portrait Of A Pioneer

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Shirley Chisholm: Portrait Of A Pioneer

Shirley Chisholm: Portrait Of A Pioneer

Shirley Chisholm: Portrait Of A Pioneer

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Tell Me More explores stories of prominent women in its series Tell Me More About Women's History.

Forty years ago, Shirley Chisholm became the first African-American woman to be sworn in to Congress. In 1972, Chisholm also became the first black presidential candidate for a major political party. The program offers a remembrance.

Web extra: Watch as Congress unveils Shirley Chisholm's official portrait.