Shirley Chisholm


Born: 11/30/1924 in New York City, New York, USA
Died: 1/1/2005
Age: 80
Cause of death: natural causes

Full name: Shirley Anita St. Hill Chisholm
Noted For: U.S. Rep., (D-NY, 1969-83). First black woman elected to Congress. Candidate for the 1972 Democratic nomination for president.
Quotation: "When I ran for the Congress, when I ran for president, I met more discrimination as a woman than for being black."