Full Name: Shirley Anita St. Hill Chisholm
Profession: 1st Black Congresswoman
Why Famous: Became the 1st American black congresswoman in 1969 after winning election in New York's 12th district.
Prior to her election to Congress, Chisholm was a New York state assemblywoman. She later also became the first woman to run for the Democratic Party's presidential nomination.
- 1977-11-26 Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm (53) weds businessman Arthur Hardwick Jr at the Sheraton Inn in Cheektowaga, New York
- 1971-07-10 National Women's Political Caucus (NWPC) founded in US by women including Bella Abzug, Betty Friedan, Shirley Chisholm, Myrlie Evers-Williams and Gloria Steinem
- CHISHOLM, Shirley Anita - History, Art & Archives, United States House of Representatives
- Shirley Chisholm - National Women's History Museum