Black History Month: Day 4 – Shirley Chisholm

Not many people know who Shirley Chisholm is, despite the recency of her accomplishments. And I certainly never heard her discussed in any classroom I had. There were a few articles that discussed Mrs. Chisholm's legacy during our previous election, but still she is not as well known a figure as one would expect of a woman who: became the first African-American woman elected to the United States Congress; represented New York's 12th Congressional District (including Queens, Manhattan, and Brooklyn) for seven terms; became the first black candidate for a major party's nomination for President of the United States and became the first woman (of any ethnicity) to run for the Democratic Party's presidential nomination;