Belle-Noir Magazine Salutes Independent Women
for Women's History Month
The emotional, sexual, and psychological stereotyping of females
begins when the doctor says, "It's a girl."
Shirley Anita St. Hill Chisholm (November 30, 1924 – January 1, 2005) was a African-American politician, educator, and author. She was a Congresswoman, representing New York's 12th Congressional District for seven terms from 1969 to 1983. In 1968, she became the first black woman elected to Congress. On January 25, 1972, she became the first major-party black candidate for President of the United States and the first woman to run for the Democratic presidential nomination.