Shirley Chisholm - Politician, Activist
Born: November 30th, 1924
Died: January 1st, 2005
Shirley Chisholm became the first Black congresswoman of the United States Senate in 1968.
Other Chisholm Facts
- Shirley Chisholm was born in Brooklyn, NY.
- She was also the first Black candidate to bid for the United States presidency.
- Chisholm ultimately left politics to become a teacher.
"Racism is so universal in this country, so widespread, and so deep-seated, that it is invisible because it is so normal."
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