Shirley Anita St. Hill Chisholm (November 30, 1924 – January 1, 2005) was an American politician, educator, and author. She was a Congresswoman, representing New York's 12th Congressional District for seven terms from 1969 to 1983. In 1968, she became the first African-American woman elected to Congress. On January 25, 1972, she became the first major-party black candidate for President of the United States and the first woman to run for the Democratic presidential nomination (Margaret Chase Smith had previously run for the 1964 Republican presidential nomination). She received 152 first-ballot votes at the 1972 Democratic National Convention.
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... In 1975, Chisholm was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree by Smith College ... In 2002, scholar Molefi Kete Asante listed Shirley Chisholm on his list of 100 Greatest African Americans ...
... Jackson – 505,198 (3.16%) Shirley Chisholm – 430,703 (2.69%) Terry Sanford – 331,415 (2.07%) John V ... Jackson – 525 (17.42%) George Wallace – 382 (12.67%) Shirley Chisholm – 152 (5.04%) Terry Sanford – 78 (2.59%) Hubert Humphrey – 67 (2.22%) Wilbur Mills ... (2.10%) Peter Rodino – 57 (1.93%) Jimmy Carter – 30 (1.02%) Shirley Chisholm – 20 (0.68%) Moon Landrieu – 19 (0.64%) Edward T ...
... In 1972, Shirley Chisholm was the first African-American major party candidate for president ...
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