Cicely Tyson, Diana Ross & Other Black Women Who’ve Received Presidential Medals Of Freedom

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Shirley Chisholm

Last year, President Obama honored Shirley Chisholm, posthumously for her efforts fighting for the minority education and employment and accomplishments in the House of Representatives, becoming not only the first African American to be elected to Congress but also one of the founding members of the Congressional Black Caucus and, of course, her historic run for the presidency in 1972.

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