In 1968, this Brooklyn-born half-Barbadoan became the first Black woman elected into Congress. Representing New York’s 12th Congressional District, this author/educator held office for seven terms from 1969 to 1983. In January 1972, she made even more history when she became the first major party candidate to run for President of the United States, and the first woman to run for the Democratic presidential nomination.
Who is she?
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