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Politician and Democrat who became the first African-American woman elected to Congress in 1968. She represented New York for seven terms in Congress and in 1972 she became the first major-party black candidate for President and the first woman to run for the Democratic presidential nomination.
She married twice, her first marriage was to Jamaican private investigator, Conrad Chisholm.
How did Shirley Chisholm die?
Shirley Chisholm's death was caused by stroke.
|Cause of death||Stroke|
|Age of death||80 years|
|Birthday||November 30, 1924|
|Death date||January 1, 2005|
|Place of death||N/A|
|Place of burial||N/A|
That I am a national figure because I was the first person in 192 years to be at once a congressman, black, and a woman proves, I would think, that our society is not yet either just or free.Shirley Chisholm
America is composed of all kinds of people – part of the difficulty in our nation today is due to the fact that we are not utilising the abilities and the talents of other brown and black peoples and females that have something to bring to the creativity and the rejuvenation and the revitalisation of this country.Shirley Chisholm
You don’t make progress by standing on the sidelines, whimpering and complaining. You make progress by implementing ideas.Shirley Chisholm
The emotional, sexual, and psychological stereotyping of females begins when the doctor says: It’s a girl.Shirley Chisholm
I don’t measure America by its achievement but by its potential.Shirley Chisholm