Clinton Is Breaking Glass Ceilings Shirley Chisholm Already Cracked
Before Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, there was Shirley Chisholm, a trailblazer for blacks and women in American politics.By Melissa Prax | July 3, 2016
Shirley Chisholm was an outspoken black woman. And she was in politics way before Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama made history.
"I knew I would be in trouble because the moment that the announcement was made that I was going to make a bid for the presidency, all hell broke loose," Chisholm said.
Chisholm was the first African-American woman elected to Congress. She ran for president as a Democrat in 1972 and made it to the National Convention but lost her bid for nomination.