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2023 16x20 Original Oil on Canvas

The first black woman to serve in US Congress, Shirley Chisolm was also the first black candidate to seek a major party nomination for President. She is remembered for her exhortation to a female colleague: "If you wait for a man to give you a seat, you’ll never have one! If they don’t give you a seat at the table, bring in a folding chair.’”

Bring A Chair : Portrait of Shirley Chisholm