Shirley Chisholm, the first African-American woman to serve in the United States Congress, died this weekend at the age of 80. She was also the first woman to seek the nomination for President.
Chisholm was a smart, tough, liberal maverick, and a feminist from head to toe. She said, "When I ran for the Congress, when I ran for president, I met more discrimination as a woman than for being black. Men are men."
Many people I like or admire have died recently. I am not at all superstitious, but it's creeping me out.