The great Shirley Chisholm (November 30, 1924 – January 1, 2005). Educator. Author. Politician. Matter of fact, the FIRST Black woman elected to United States Congress. She was born in Brooklyn, New York to immigrant parents, she would go on to represent New York’s 12th Congressional District for seven terms (1969-1983). She also ran for President of the US in 1972, becoming the first major party Black candidate, as well as the first woman ever to run for the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination
A friend of mine asked how come I hadn’t done any more Black History (Month) sketches. Hadn’t thought about it after the Frederick Douglass sketch, so, here we have today’s sketch of the day…..