Today in History: Shirley Chisholm Becomes First Black Woman Elected to Congress
On this day in 1968, Shirley Chisholm becomes first Black woman to be elected to Congress, representing Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, NYC.
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.
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.