Shirley Chisholm biography

Shirley Chisholm

U.S. Congressperson

1924 – 2005

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Who was Shirley Chisholm?

Shirley Anita St. Hill Chisholm was an American politician, educator, and author. She was a Congresswoman, representing New York's 12th Congressional District for seven terms from 1969 to 1983. In 1968, she became the first African-American woman elected to Congress. On January 25, 1972, she became the first major-party black candidate for President of the United States and the first woman to run for the Democratic presidential nomination. She received 152 first-ballot votes at the 1972 Democratic National Convention.

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Born
Nov 30, 1924
Brooklyn
Spouses
Ethnicity
  • African American
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Columbia University
  • Teachers College, Columbia University
  • Brooklyn College
Employment
  • Mount Holyoke College
Lived in
  • New York
Died
Jan 1, 2005
Ormond Beach

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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