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Published on Jan 31, 2014
The U.S. Postal Service's Black Heritage Limited Edition Stamp Series welcomes Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm. The first black woman ever elected to Congress, she was also the first African-American and only the second woman to seek the nomination of a major party for President of the United States in 1972. Shirley Chisholm was a major player in the civil rights and women's rights movements, leaving a legacy that opened doors for women and minorities to enter the world of politics and business that has shaped the country.
Join several national figures for an appreciation of the life and legacy of Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm. USPS Black Heritage Series Forever Stamps are available at www.usps.com/stamps.