Shirley Chisholm — American Politician born on November 03, 1924, died on January 01, 2005

Shirley Anita St. Hill Chisholm was an American politician, educator, and author. In 1968, she became the first African-American woman elected to the United States Congress, and represented New York's 12th Congressional District for seven terms from 1969 to 1983. In 1972, she became the first major-party black candidate for President of the United States, and the first woman ever to run for the Democratic presidential nomination... (wikipedia)

At present, our country needs women's idealism and determination, perhaps more in politics than anywhere else.
The emotional, sexual, and psychological stereotyping of females begins when the doctor says: It's a girl.
You don't make progress by standing on the sidelines, whimpering and complaining. You make progress by implementing ideas.
Tremendous amounts of talent are lost to our society just because that talent wears a skirt.
Congress seems drugged and inert most of the time... its idea of meeting a problem is to hold hearings or, in extreme cases, to appoint a commission.