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Shirley Chisholm, Congressional Pioneer, Dies at 80

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Shirley Chisholm, Congressional Pioneer, Dies at 80

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Shirley Chisholm, Congressional Pioneer, Dies at 80

Shirley Chisholm, Congressional Pioneer, Dies at 80

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Shirley Chisholm, the first African American woman elected to Congress, died at her home in Florida over the weekend. NPR's Melissa Block offers a tribute, and tape of Chisholm's 1972 announcement that she was running for the Democratic presidential nomination.

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