1940-50s 1960-70s

Shirley Chisholm

The first woman to run for president in the Democratic Party was also the first Black woman in Congress (12th District, NY). Her slogan “Unbought and Unbossed” was an apt description of her life.

  • She was young once:

    She turned 18 as a freshman at Brooklyn College

  • Occupation:

    Educator, US Representative, Presidential candidate

  • Image Credit:

    Warren Leffler / Library of Congress

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Photograph of Shirley Chisolm speaking at a podium Portrait photo of Shirley Chisolm 1972 campaign poster for Shirley Chisolm