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Who was Shirley Chisholm?

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Shirley Chisholm was the first African American Congresswoman; there had been black senators and representatives in congress, but until she was elected in 1968, they had all been men.  She had a long career in the House of Representatives, and she also ran unsuccessfully for president in 1972.
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Who is Shirley Chisholm?

Shirley Chisholm was the first African-American woman to serve in congress. She represented New York in the House of Representatives. She was also the first black woman to run

Is Shirley Chisholm still alive?

No, she died in 2005, after serving a number of years in the House  of Representatives. She was the first black woman ever elected to  congress.eyyytrrrrrrrrrrriiiiii5uuttjy

Why was Shirley Chisholm famous?

Shirley Chisholm became famous as she was the first  African-American woman to be elected to Congress. She served on her  Congressional seat from 1969 - 1983, for a total of

Why did Shirley Chisholm and Conrad Chisholm divorce?

She and her first husband divorced in 1977; and she subsequently remarried about a year later, to a man named Arthur Hardwick. She never talked much about why her first marria