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I ran for the presidency, despite hopeless odds, to demonstrate the sheer will and refusal to accept the status quo. The next time a woman runs, or a black, a Jew, or anyone from a group that the country is 'not ready' to elect to its highest office, I believe that he or she will be taken seriously from the start.

Shirley Chisholm

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Author Profession: Politician
Nationality: American
Born: November 30, 1924
Died: January 1, 2005

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