Artist: Lysteria Wilcox
Mixed Media on Wood Panel, 16" x 12"
Shirley Chisholm was the first black woman elected to the United States Congress in 1968. She represented New York’s 12th Congressional District for seven terms from 1969-1983. She then became the first black candidate for a major party’s presidential nomination and the first woman to run for the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination. Before her political career, Chisholm ran a day care and became passionate about issues involving early education and child welfare. She went on to have a successful career in legislature, where she worked to improve literacy tests, unemployment benefits, and disadvantaged students. As a member of congress she worked to expand the food stamp program, improve nutrition for woman, infants, and children, through new programs, help veterans, and continued to work towards improved education among many more success.
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