Uzo Aduba as Shirley Chisholm | Mrs. America | FX on Hulu

Mrs. America

Uzo Aduba

Shirley Chisholm

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"Shirley Chisholm," portrayed by Uzo Aduba, not only made history as the first African American Congresswoman, but also became the first African American candidate to run for President from a national political party when she launched her unprecedented 1972 campaign. She was instrumental in getting the ERA passed in the House in 1971, and was a co-founding member of the National Women’s Political Caucus and the Congressional Black Caucus.

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Elizabeth Banks

as Jill Ruckelshaus

She fought to keep the Republican Party from being taken over by the Religious Right.

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