Shirley Anita St. Hill Chisholm (November 30, 1924 – January 1, 2005) 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 black 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…
1st black US Congresswoman (elected) Shirley Chisholm. She worked (1959–64) as a consultant to the New York City bureau of child welfare before serving (1964–68) in the state assembly. Elected (1968) to the U.S. House of Representatives as a Democrat, Chisholm became the first black woman to serve in that body. She was against the Vietnam War. She made an unsuccessful bid for the 1972 Democratic presidential nomination.
SHIRLEY ANITA St. HILL CHISOLM (1924 -2005). American Politician Educator Author. Congresswoman, Represenrative NY-12th Dist.1969 to '83. 1st African-American Woman Elected to Congress. January 25, 1972, 1st Major Party Black Candidate to run for U.S. President, 1st (D)Woman Run Pres. Nomination. (Margaret Chase Smith ran in '64 (R) ticket). 152 First-Ballot Votes at 1972 Dem National Convention. http://cumberlandlibrary.blogspot.com/2013/02/vise-library-celebrates-black-history_19.html
Shirley Anita St. Hill Chisholm (11/30/1924 – 1/1/2005) was a 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 theDemocratic Party's presidential nomination.
Shirley Anita St. Hill Chisholm (November 30, 1924 - January 1, 2005) was the first African American Woman elected to the United States Congress. She was in Brooklyn, New York to immigrant parents. Her father was from British Guiana and her mother was from Barbados.