Featured Document Display: Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm: “Unbought and Unbossed”

Tuesday, February 5, 2019 - Thursday, April 11, 2019
East Rotunda Gallery

Shirley Chisholm became the first African American woman to serve in Congress when she took office in January of 1969. During her seven Congressional terms, “Fighting Shirley” was an outspoken champion for racial and gender equality, and economic justice. To mark the 50th anniversary of Chisholm’s historic entry into the U.S. House of Representatives, her oath of office and a record from her service on the House Rules committee will be displayed. 

East Rotunda Gallery, February 5 - April 11, 2019. 

Shirley Chisholm's Oath of Office
Shirley Chisholm’s Oath of Office, 1/21/1969, National Archives, Records of the U.S. House of Representatives