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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|
We must reject not only the stereotypes that others have of us but also those that we have of ourselves.Shirley Chisholm
I am not the candidate of Black America, although I am black and proud. I am not the candidate of the woman’s movement of this country, although I am a woman and I am equally proud of that.Shirley Chisholm
I ran for the presidency, despite hopeless odds, to demonstrate the sheer will and refusal to accept the status quo. The next time a woman runs, or a black, a Jew, or anyone from a group that the country is ‘not ready’ to elect to its highest office, I believe that he or she will be taken seriously from the start.Shirley Chisholm
At present, our country needs women’s idealism and determination, perhaps more in politics than anywhere else.Shirley Chisholm
Our representative democracy is not working because the Congress that is supposed to represent the voters does not respond to their needs. I believe the chief reason for this is that it is ruled by a small group of old men.Shirley Chisholm