New York City has only a few statues of historic women. This pioneering African American will be the next

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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.

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