Updated at 6:55 p.m. ET on Nov. 16
Shirley Chisholm's celebrated win on election night, Nov. 5, 1968, still resonates with today's election cycle, 50 years later. She became the first black woman ever elected to the U.S. House of Representatives. Over the years, her victory is often cited as inspiration for women running for public office.
This election season has been nicknamed "The Year of the Woman" because a record number of women have run and won seats in national and statewide races.
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