“I want history to remember me…not as the first black woman to have made a bid for the presidency of the United States, but as a black woman who lived in the 20th century and who dared to be herself. I want to be remembered as a catalyst for change in America.”
The above were the expressions of spearheading African-American lawmaker Shirley Chisholm, who is notable for turning into the principal dark congresswoman in 1968, speaking to New York State in the U.S. Place of Representatives for seven terms.
Conceived in Brooklyn, New York, in 1924, to Guyanese and Barbadian guardians, Chisholm likewise keep running for the 1972 Democratic designation for the administration, making her the primary African-American to look for a presidential selection from a noteworthy political gathering.
The political symbol, all through her vocation in governmental issues, battled for social equity and instruction openings and despite the fact that she didn’t develop triumphant in the presidential selection race, she will be associated with her determination in the wake of the assaults she got from a general public that did not completely liberate ladies and ethnic minorities.
Prior to her demise in 2005, she was accepted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame in 1993 and in November 2015, she was after death granted the recognized Presidential Medal of Freedom. There is at present an up and coming motion picture on her life that will be titled The Fighting Shirley Chisholm.
Today, November 30, marks what might have been the 94th birthday celebration of the principal dark congresswoman who was a solid promoter of the poor in the public eye. Here are 5 other astonishing things she will be associated with: