Shirley Chisholm

Shirley Chisholm
1924 - 2005

Shirley Chisholm  American Activist


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First Name Shirley
Last Name Chisholm
Full Name at Birth Shirley Anita St. Hill
Age 80 (age at death) years
Birthday 30th November, 1924
Birthplace Brooklyn, New York
Died 1st January, 2005
Place of Death Ormond Beach, Florida, USA
Build Slim
Hair Color Black
Zodiac Sign Sagittarius
Sexuality Straight
Religion Christian
Ethnicity Black
Nationality American
High School Girls High School
University Brooklyn College and earned a BA in 1947 For Elementary Education, Columbia University Earned a MA in Elementary Education in 1952
Occupation Text American Politician / Educator / Author
Occupation Activist
Claim to Fame Congresswoman Representing New York's 12th Congressional District For Seven Terms/ Also The First Black woman elected to Congress
Father Charles Christopher St. Hill
Mother Ruby Seale
Family Member Emaline Sealine (Grandmother)

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 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 (US Senator Margaret Chase Smith had previously run for the 1964 Republican presidential nomination). She received 152 first-ballot votes at the 1972 Democratic National Convention.

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