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New York to erect statue to first black congresswoman

NEW YORK: Determined to erect monuments to a more diverse group of history makers than simply white men, New York announced Friday America's first black congresswoman was getting a statue in Brooklyn. Shirley Chisholm, who was also the first woman to seek the Democratic nomination as president, will be honored with a statue at Prospect Park. "Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm's legacy of leadership and activism has paved the way for thousands of women to seek public office," said Chirlane McCray, wife of New York Mayor…