This site acknowledges the passing of Shirley Chisholm, the late Congresswoman from Brooklyn. Ms Chisholm was the first woman of African descent to become a member of Congress. She showed us just what a courageous a spirited campaigner could be through her tremendous determination in spite of the odds. Ms. Chisholm surprised many when she was able to get 151 delegates in her presidential bid in 1972. She will be missed.