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Thu Apr 24, 2014, 01:45 PM

1. “Tremendous amounts of talent are lost to our society just because that talent wears a skirt.”

Shirley Chisholm had her priorities right, it wasn't about gender or color, it was about the best person for the job.

12. They broke barriers for little girls with presidential aspirations.

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Before there was Hillary, there was Shirley. Shirley Chisholm, a fiery congresswoman from New York, was the first black woman to run for president n 1972. When she announced her historic candidacy, Chisolm cut right to the point.

"I am not the candidate of black America, although I am black and proud," she said. "I am not the candidate of the women's movement of this country, although I am a woman and I am equally proud of that. I am the candidate of the people, and my presence before you now symbolizes a new era in American political history."


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