Shirley Chisholm

FILE - In this Nov. 6, 1968, file photo Shirley Chisholm, D-NY, is surrounded by campaign workers in New York as she flashes the victory sign shortly after winning election to Congress. Chisholm was already the first black woman in the New York state Legislature when she decided to run for the seat representing the newly drawn 12th Congressional District, which included central Brooklyn neighborhoods like Bedford-Stuyvesant and Crown Heights and had been created in such a way so as to make it more likely Brooklyn would have its first black member of Congress. (AP Photo/File)