Happy birthday, Shirley Chisholm (Nov. 30, 1924 – Jan. 1, 2005)! ‪#‎Feminist‬. ‪#‎Baptist‬. Educator. First African-American woman elected to Congress. Represented New York’s 12th Congressional District from 1969 to 1983. In 1972, she became the first major-party Black candidate for President, and the first woman to run for the Democratic presidential nomination. During her Presidential run, she survived three assassination attempts. She was an outspoken opponent of the draft and military spending. Her focus was on increasing support for health and social services. Buried in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Buffalo, New York.
~The Marginal Mennonite Society Heroes Series.