Shirley Chisholm

“Service is the rent that you
pay for room on this earth”
Shirley Chisholm

 

Shirley Chisholm on November 30, 1924, as Shirley Anita St. Hill. She was an African-American politician, educator, and author. In 1968, she became the first African-American woman elected to the U.S. Congress and represented New York’s 12th Congressional District from 1969 to 1983..

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. Barack H. Obama, America’s first African-American President, was just ten-years-old. She received 152 first-ballot votes at the 1972 Democratic National Convention.

She died on January 1, 2005. She was 80-years-old.

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