THE U.S.POSTAL SERVICE honored political pioneer Shirley Chisholm with a stamp as part of its Black Heritage Series headed by former Chisholm intern and Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D) of California.
Chisholm was the first Black woman elected to Congress and served on New York’s 12th congressional district from 1969 to 1983. Chisholm rose to popularity, among women and people of color, during the feminism and civil rights eras using the campaign slogan “Unbossed and Unbought”. In 1972 she became the first major party Black candidate for President of the United States and the first woman to run for the Democratic presidential nomination. She died at in 2005 at the age of 80.
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