Stamp celebrates 1st black congresswoman, Brooklyn native Shirley Chisholm

The stamp features a painting of the former

The stamp features a painting of the former congresswoman by Robert Shetterly and was introduced during a special ceremony at Brooklyn Borough Hall. (January 31, 2014 7:09 PM)

The U.S. Postal Service honored Brooklyn native and former Rep. Shirley Chisholm with a postal stamp on Friday.

The stamp, which features a painting of the former congresswoman by Robert Shetterly, was introduced during a special ceremony at Brooklyn Borough Hall.

Chisholm was the first black woman to serve in Congress and was a candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination in...

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