Shirley Chisholm bio

Birth Name: Shirley Anita St. Hill

Occupation: Politician

Place Of Birth: Brooklyn

Date Of Birth: November 30, 1924

Date Of Death: January 1, 2005

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: Black

Nationality: American

Shirley Chisholm was born on the 30th of November, 1924. She was popular for being a Politician. Politician and Democrat who became the first African-American woman elected to Congress in 1968. She represented New York for seven terms in Congress and in 1972 she became the first major-party black candidate for President and the first woman to run for the Democratic presidential nomination.

Shirley Chisholm was born in Brooklyn. She worked as a director and educational consultant for Day Cares. She created controversy when she visited rival and ideological opposite George Wallace, who was a noted racist, in the hospital soon after his shooting in May 1972.

Shirley Chisholm was a Sagittarius and was born in the G.I. Generation.

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Shirley Chisholm was born in 1920s. The 1920s represented an era of change and growth. The decade was one of learning and exploration. The economic boom and the Jazz Age were over, and America began the period called the Great Depression. Discover what happened on this day.

Shirley Anita St. Hill is part of G.I. Generation also known as The Greatest Generation. This generation experienced much of their youth during the Great Depression and rapid technological innovation such as the radio and the telephone. The initials "G.I." is military terminology referring to "Government Issue" or "General Issue".


Shirley’s Shirley Anita St. Hill attended Girls High School and Brooklyn College and earned a BA in 1947 For Elementary Education, Columbia University Earned a MA in Elementary Education in 1952.


Shirley Chisholm’s mother’s name is unknown at this time and her father’s name is under review. We will continue to update information on Shirley Chisholm’s parents.

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Personal Life

Like many famous people and celebrities, Shirley Chisholm kept her personal life private. Once more details are available, we will update this section.

Shirley Chisholm was born in the Year of the Rat.

Fast Facts

REAL NAME: Shirley Anita St. Hill
RELIGION: Christian
BIRTH SIGN: Sagittarius
DEATH DAY: Saturday



Zodiac Sign: Shirley Chisholm was a Sagittarius. People of this zodiac sign like freedom, travel, philosophy, being outdoors and dislike clingy people, constrained, off-the-wall theories. The strengths of this sign are being generous, idealistic, sense of humor, while weaknesses can be to promise more than can deliver, impatient and say anything no matter how undiplomatic. The greatest overall compatibility with Sagittarius is Gemini and Aries.

Chinese Zodiac: Shirley Chisholm was born in the Year of the Ox. People born under this sign are clever and charming. They're curious, but sometimes too motivated by money.

Ruling Planet: Shirley Chisholm had a ruling planet of Jupiter and has a ruling planet of Jupiter and by astrological associations Thursday is ruled by Jupiter. This planet represents abundance, prosperity and the principle of expansion. People who are born with Jupirer as the ruling planet are optimistic and have a big appetite for life.

Shirley Chisholm’s birth sign is Sagittarius and she had a ruling planet of Jupiter.

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