"Shirley Anita St. Hill Chisholm" was an United States/American politician, educator, and author. She was a United States Congress/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 United States Congress/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 (US Senator Margaret Chase Smith had previously run for the 1964 Republican presidential nomination). She received 152 first-ballot votes at the 1972 Democratic National Convention.If you enjoy these quotes, be sure to check out other famous politicians! More Shirley Chisholm on Wikipedia.