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Shirley Chisholm

Shirley ChisholmAKA Shirley Anita St. Hill

Born: 30-Nov-1924
Birthplace: Brooklyn, NY
Died: 1-Jan-2005
Location of death: Daytona Beach, FL
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, Forest Lawn Cemetery, Buffalo, NY

Gender: Female
Religion: Baptist
Race or Ethnicity: Black
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: First black woman elected to US House

New York State Assembly, 1964-68, then the first black woman elected to U.S. House, serving 1969-83. Ran for the 1972 Democratic nomination for President, receiving 151 delegate votes. Nominated in 1993 to the Ambassadorship to Jamaica, but was unable to serve due to health reasons.

Father: Charles Christopher St. Hill (from British Guiana)
Mother: Ruby Seale (from Barbados)
Husband: Conrad Q. Chisholm (Jamaican private investigator, m. 1949, div. 1977)
Husband: Arthur Hardwick, Jr. (m. 1978)

    High School: Girls' High School, Brooklyn, NY (1942)
    University: BA Sociology, Brooklyn College (1946)
    University: MA Child Education, Columbia University (1952)
    Professor: Mount Holyoke College (four years)

    US Congressman, New York (3-Jan-1969 to 3-Jan-1983)
    New York State Assembly (1964-68)
    NAACP
    National Organization for Women Cofounder
    Urban League
    Delta Sigma Theta Sorority
    National Congress of Black Women Chairwoman (-1992)
    Women's Action Alliance Board of Directors
    National Women's Hall of Fame 1993
    Stroke (several)

Author of books:
Unbought and Unbossed (1970)
The Good Fight (1973)


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