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Shirley Chisholm is coming to Brooklyn’s back yard.

The de Blasio administration announced Friday — on what would have been Chisholm’s 94th birthday — that a city-funded monument honoring the political trailblazer will be erected at the Parkside entrance to Prospect Park.

Chisholm, who died in January 2005, was the first black woman elected to Congress and the first African-American to seek a major party’s presidential nomination.

The announcement also comes on the 50th anniversary of Chisholm’s election to the House of Representatives.

Chisholm, a Democrat and Brooklyn native, was elected in 1968, representing central Brooklyn. She ran for president in the 1972 election.

“Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm’s legacy of leadership and activism has paved the way for thousands of women to seek public office,” Mayor Bill de Blasio’s wife, first lady Chirlane McCray, said in a statement

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