- Name: Shirley Chisholm
- Born: 11/30/1924
- Died: 01/01/2005 (80 years old)
Shirley Anita Chisholm (neSt. Hill; November 30, 1924 – January 1, 2005) was an American politician, educator, and author. In 1968, she became the first black woman elected to the United States Congress, and she represented New York’s 12th congressional district for seven terms from 1969 to 1983. In the 1972 United States presidential election, she became the first black candidate for a major party’s nomination for President of the United States, and the first woman to run for the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination, as well as the first woman to appear in a United States presidential debate.
Birth Name: Shirley Anita St. Hill
Alias: Shirley Anita St. Hill
Birth Place: New York City,, U.S.
Death Place: Ormond Beach, Florida, U.S.
Shirley Chisholm quotes :
My greatest political asset, which professional politicians fear, is my mouth, out of which come all kinds of things one shouldn't always discuss for reasons of political expediency.Shirley Chisholm