First black woman elected to Congress

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  • Lucas Paul Richert (University of Saskatchewan)

Historical Context Note

On 5 November, Shirley Chisholm (D-NY) became the first black woman elected to Congress.

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Citation:
Richert, Lucas Paul. "First black woman elected to Congress". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 November 2008
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=5679, accessed 22 July 2014.]


Related Groups

  1. American Civil-Rights Movement in the 1960s