Introducing...Shirley Chisholm

Shirley Chisholm was an American politician, educator, and author. In 1968, she became the first Black woman elected to the U. S. Congress.

National Portrait Gallery

Join a National Portrait Gallery educator as she leads a fascinating discussion and lesson in “learning to look” at a portrait of Shirley Chisholm, the U.S.’s first African American woman to run for president in 1972.

The National Portrait Gallery is a museum dedicated to telling the story of America by portraying the people who shape the nation’s history, development and culture. for more information, visit their website by clicking below.

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