Shirley Chisholm - Women on 20s
The following year, 1972, Chisholm entered the Democratic presidential race, becoming the first woman and the first African-American to do so. Although she didn’t win the nomination, she garnered 151 delegate votes at the Democratic National Convention.
Ten years later, upon retiring from Congress and moving on to teach at Mount Holyoke College, she told the Associated Press, “When I ran for the Congress, when I ran for president, I met more discrimination as a woman than for being black. Men are men.”