As Hillary Clinton steps forward this week as the first woman to represent a major party on a Presidential ticket, Twitter is remembering another trailblazer from the early 70s. Namely, Shirley Chisholm, who was the first woman to run for the Democratic nomination back in 1972.

That's right, Chisholm -- a black congresswoman hailing from Brooklyn -- ran for President on a platform emphasizing her lack of endorsement from special interest parties, shady political donors and lobbyists over four decades ago (!!!). And as such, Twitter has begun to commemorate her legacy (and the legacy of other pioneering black women who helped Hillary break that glass ceiling) with the hashtag #BlackWomenDidThat.

Created by user @Bitterblue55 last night, the tag was also partially spurred by Melania Trump's Michelle Obama speech rip-off last week. But most importantly, it serves to remind the public that there are plenty of important and influential black women with achievements worth applauding. Check out a few of our favorites below.


[h/t Mic]

photo via Twitter/@LeslieMac


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