Shirley Chisholm : The First Black Congresswoman

“The intolerable did not stop Shirley Chisholm from becoming the First Black Congresswoman. She like some of us were taught to love our country. We walked our sidewalks with ownership, marveled at the scowls of those unlike us, and fought with substance, not fist, to claim what we know is ours to command. Then we met those who were taught nothing was theirs and the fists went in the air.”