Shirley Chisholm: "I Am, Was, And Always Will Be A Catalyst For Change"

On this date in 1924, Shirley Chisholm, the first African-American woman elected to the United States Congress, was born in Brooklyn, New York. Chisholm, who had gone to college to be a teacher, was elected to Congress in 1968, and broke another barrier by becoming the first African-American major-party candidate to… » 11/30/08 4:00pm 11/30/08 4:00pm