Black in the Day…Unbought and Unbossed

November 5, 1968:  On this day Shirley Chisholm became the first Black woman to be elected to Congress. Shirley Chisholm (born Shirley Anita St. Hill, November 30, 1924–January 1, 2005) was the first African-American woman ever elected to the U.S. Congress. She represented the 12th Congressional District of New York for seven terms (1968–1982) and quickly became known for her work on minority, women’s, and peace issues. Chisholm won election to the 91st Congress (1969–1971) running under the slogan “unbought and unbossed.” In 1968 she ran for the U.S. House of Representatives from New York’s 12th…