Shirley Chisholm (1924-2005) was the first African American woman elected to the United States Congress. She represented New York’s 12th congressional district from 1969-1983. Chisholm was also the first woman and African American to seek the nomination for United States President. NYS Bill and Veto Jackets: 2005, Chapter 445 sets Shirley Chisholm's birthday, November 30th, as a day of commemoration. A:5830C
New York State Archives. New York (State). Counsel to the Governor. Legislative bill and .veto jackets, 1883-2006. 12590-06, 2005, Chapter 445, pages 1 - 25.
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