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Brooklyn College article on Shirley Chisholm Day 2010

Shirley Chisholm Day Marked by Enlightenment and Emotion

Brooklyn College, December 3, 2010

A state holiday since 2005, Shirley Chisholm Day honors the Brooklyn College alumna who was a seven-term New York State Assemblywoman and the first black woman to be elected to Congress and to run in a presidential race (in 1972).

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