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1 African-American Biography Report
Shirley Chisholm _ __By: Lucy Hogan_ ____

2 Shirley

3 Introduction On September 30, 1924 a legend was born. The legend was Shirley Chisholm. Little did anybody know that Shirley would grow up to be one of the most amazing women in the world. Who ever thought that a little girl in Brooklyn, New York who had seven siblings would grow up and blow the minds of everybody she met? That woman was Shirley Chisholm. Shirley once said, “Service is the rent that you pay for room on this earth.”

4 Early Life Shirley was born in Brooklyn, New York.
Her birth name was Shirley St. Anita Hill. Shirley had 7 siblings. She was the daughter of immigrant parents. Her dad was from Guyana and her mom was from Barbados.

5 What Was Shirley Famous For?
Shirley was famous for being the first African-American congresswoman. Shirley also ran for the 1972 Democratic presidential nomination.

6 Education Shirley got most of her elementary school education from the Barbados school system. Shirley went to the Girls High School in Brooklyn, New York. She attended Brooklyn College She got her Masters from Columbia University with a degree in early childhood education.

7 How Did Shirley Impact Our Country?
She showed everybody that if you really, really want something you should try and do it. She showed everyone that African-American women can be leaders in our country. She showed us that you can achieve your goals despite limitations that others might put upon you.

8 Why Should We Remember Shirley Chisholm?
We should remember Shirley because she made everybody think that they could do anything they wanted to. Shirley did not abuse her power, but instead she used it to help others. Shirley gave African-Americans a voice.

9 Quotes “You don't make progress by standing on the sidelines, whimpering and complaining. You make progress by implementing ideas.” “Of my two handicaps, being female put many more obstacles in my path than being black. “ “There is little place in the political scheme of things for an independent, creative personality, for a fighter. Anyone who takes that role must pay a price.” “Tremendous amounts of talent are lost to our society just because that talent wears a skirt” “We Americans have the chance to become someday a nation in which all radical stocks and classes can exist in their own selfhoods, but meet on a basis of respect and equality and live together, socially, economically, and politically. We can become a dynamic equilibrium, a harmony of many different elements, in which the whole will be greater than all its parts and greater than any society the world has seen before. It can still happen.” “Service is the rent that you pay for room on this earth.” -Shirley Chisholm

10 Pictures These pictures are of Shirley.

11 Bibliography

12 THANK YOU FOR LITSENING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Conclusion SHIRLEY CHISHOLM was an amazing woman. THANK YOU FOR LITSENING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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