Shirley Chisholm Quotes

When morality comes up against profit, it is seldom that profit loses.




Shirley A. Chisholm, U. S. Congresswoman (Democrat, NY), Unbought and Unbossed, 1970

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Shirley Chisholm
Shirley Chisholm
  • Born: November 30, 1924
  • Died: January 1, 2005
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Politician

Shirley Anita Chisholm was an American politician, educator, and author. In 1968, she became the first black woman elected to the United States Congress, and she represented New York's 12th congressional district for seven terms from 1969 to 1983. In 1972, she became the first black candidate for a major party's nomination for President of the United States, and the first woman to run for the Democratic Party's presidential nomination.