Born: 11/30/1924 Brooklyn, New York
Died: 1/1/2005 Ormond Beach, Florida
Shirley Chisholm was an American politician, educator, and author. In 1968, she became the first African-American woman elected to the United States Congress, and represented New York's 12th Congressional District for seven terms from 1969 to 1983. In 1972, she became the first major-party black candidate for President of the United States, and the first woman ever to run for the Democratic presidential nomination.
Business / Schooling:
- Brooklyn College<br/>Teachers College, Columbia University
Awards / Achievements:
- First African-American woman elected to Congress.