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Why was Shirley Chisholm admired?
She 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 black 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 Republican presidential nomination). She received 152 first-ballot votes at the 1972 Democratic National Convention.
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Shirley Chisholm was born on November 30, 1924.
her sisters names were oddesa, muriel and selma
After suffering many strokes, Shirley Chisholm died at the age of 80, on January 1, 2005, in her Florida home.she ws so happy to be alive because she loved the world
Shirley Chisholm had four siblings , I am not sure how many were boys and how many were girls, but Shirley was the eldest of the four.
yes,she was married to Conrad Chishoolm,a Jamaican. And she was married to Authur Hardwick.She was married two times. yes
politician, educator and author
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… for president, mounting an unsuccessful campaign in 1972. She had a long and distinguished career in congress, serving seven terms and becoming a passionate advocate for causes related to education and social justice.
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 b…een men. She had a long career in the House of Representatives, and she also ran unsuccessfully for president in 1972.
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…ge, which lasted 28 years, came to an end. She and Conrad Chisholm had known each other for many years, so perhaps they just grew apart.
she believed that she could change the twentieth century
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…hhdgggggggfhghjrtrrryyyywwry4444444444444355555555557ytngs
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… seven terms. She was also the first African-American to run for president, and the first woman to run for president.