Shirley Chisholm was the first black woman elected to Congress, representing New York’s 12th District. She served for seven terms!! Chisholm was also the first African American to make a bid to become President of the United States in 1972, as a Democratic representative.
She was an advocate for women and minorities, and she, and her all-female staff, made incredible improvements to the lives of many inner-city residents.
Shirley was a trailblazer. She made her own opportunities and didn't let anything stand in her way. Today we celebrate her. 💕