November 30th, 1924 - January 1st, 2005
Chisholm, was an American politician, educator, and author. In 1968, she became the first African American 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.
In 2015, Chisholm was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.