Birth of Shirley Chisholm
Shirley Anita St. Hill Chisholm was born November 30, 1924, in New York City, New York.
Born in Brooklyn, Chisholm was the daughter of Caribbean immigrants. Her mother struggled to raise her four children and work, so she sent them to live with her mother in Barbados. Chisholm spent five years there and attended a one-room schoolhouse that provided her with a good, serious education.