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H.R. 1968: Shirley Chisholm Congressional Gold Medal Act

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The summary below was written by the Congressional Research Service, which is a nonpartisan division of the Library of Congress, and was published on Mar 28, 2019.

Shirley Chisholm Congressional Gold Medal Act

This bill provides for the posthumous presentation of a Congressional Gold Medal in commemoration of Shirley Chisholm, in recognition of her activism, independence, and groundbreaking achievements in politics, election as the first African American woman in Congress, and campaign to be the first African American to gain the nomination of a major political party for President of the United States.

Following its award, the gold medal shall be given to the Smithsonian Institution where it shall be available for display and research.