Shirley Chisholm was a Congresswoman, representing New York’s 12th Congressional District for seven terms from 1969 to 1983. In 1968, Chisholm was the first black woman elected to Congress where she served seven terms. The Brooklyn, New York resident and member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority was also the first Black major party candidate for the President of the United States, and the first woman to run for the Democratic party nomination.
On January 31, 2014, 9 years after her passing, the United States Postal Service has issued the ‘Shirley Chisholm Forever Stamp.’
Shirley Chisholm is honored on United States Postage Stamp