Here's an interesting fact: There are only a handful of statues in public spaces around New York City that depict female historical figures. Four are on city-owned property, and one more is in a privately owned public space.
Now, there's about to be another.
City officials say they will erect a statue of political pioneer Shirley Chisholm, the first African-American woman elected to Congress.
Elected to the US House of Representatives from New York in 1968, Chisholm also became the first black candidate to seek a major party's presidential nomination and a co-founder of the Congressional Black Caucus. Oh, and she was Brooklyn born and bred.