By AnaLouisa Farkhondeh, age 12
- I was born on November 30, 1924 in New York City.
- “When I die, I want to be remembered as a woman who lived in the twentieth century and who dared to be a catalyst of change. I don’t want to be remembered as the first black woman who went to Congress. And I don’t even want to be remembered as the first woman who happened to be black to make a bid for the Presidency. I want to be remembered as a woman who fought for change in the twentieth century. That’s what I want.”
- I went to Brooklyn College and Columbia University.
- I was the first Black Woman elected to the United States Congress in 1968, and I was a Democratic member of the New York State Assembly from 1965 to 1968.
- I had a near-genius IQ of 170.
- I am the author of Unbought and Unbossed and The Good Fight
- In 1972 I became the first woman to ever run for the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination.
- I died of a Stroke on January 1st, 2005
- I grew up in a working class household. My father was an unskilled laborer and my mother was a skillful seamstress.
- Due to my families financial hardship I moved to Barbados at age five to live with my maternal grandmother. There I went to school in a one room schoolhouse. I returned to the United States in 1934 at the age of ten.
Answer: Shirley Chisholm