Shirley Chisholm’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

Nov 30, 1924

Death Date

January 1, 2005

Age of Death

80 years

Cause of Death




The politician Shirley Chisholm died at the age of 80. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Politician and Democrat who became the first African-American woman elected to Congress in 1968. She represented New York for seven terms in Congress and in 1972 she became the first major-party black candidate for President and the first woman to run for the Democratic presidential nomination.

She married twice, her first marriage was to Jamaican private investigator, Conrad Chisholm.



“You don’t make progress by standing on the sidelines, whimpering and complaining. You make progress by implementing ideas.” (Shirley Chisholm)


“If they don’t give you a seat at the table, bring a folding chair.” (Shirley Chisholm)


“Service is the rent that you pay for room on this earth.” (Shirley Chisholm)


“Women have learned to flex their political muscles. You got to flex that muscle to get what you want.” (Shirley Chisholm)


“Of course laws will not eliminate prejudice from the hearts of human beings. But that is no reason to allow prejudice to continue to be enshrined in our laws – to perpetuate injustice through inaction.” (Shirley Chisholm)