Shirley Anita

Managing Real Estate Broker with Fathom Realty PB00068179

Shirley Anita St. Hill was born in New York City, New York back in 1924 to Charles and Ruby. Her father worked in a factory producing burlap bags, while her mother was a skilled seamstress. The family could barely make it so Shirley and her two sisters were sent to Barbados to live with the grandmother.

She attended a one-room schoolhouse, returning to the United States in 1934. In 1934, she attended the Girls’ High School in Bedford-Stuyvesant in Brooklyn. Continuing her education, she graduated from Brooklyn College with a Bachelor of Arts in 1946. She met and married Conrad in the 1940’s. she taught in a nursery school to earn a living while furthering her education. In 1952, she earned her MA from Teachers College at Columbia University.

After graduation, she ran a day care center where she became known as an authority on issues involving early education and child welfare. She died in 2005 at a young 80.

What you may not know about Shirley Anita Chisholm is that she was the first black woman elected to the United States Congress, serving for seven terms, the first black candidate for the party’s nomination for President of the United States and the first woman to run for the President of the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination.

Until tomorrow may your day be blessed with lots of smiles.

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Comments (18)

Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

Honestly - this one brought a smile to my face - what a wonderful person she was - you might disagree with their politics but you never disagreed with their personalities! 

Jul 24, 2018 03:46 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

Good morning, James Dray another "first for a female" and what better way to be remembered than to be the first woman to have run for President....

Jul 24, 2018 03:54 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning James. May not agree with her positions but kudos to her journey! Enjoy your day!

Jul 24, 2018 04:50 AM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I loved that lady and now that I know her background I admire her even more.

Jul 24, 2018 05:38 AM
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning again James. I always was taken by and admitred Shirley Chisholm.

Jul 24, 2018 05:56 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

HI James Dray - I remember hearing her name, but didn't realize she held all these "firsts". Good for her!

Jul 24, 2018 05:56 AM
Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good morning James,

She was a hard working woman and did not remember the run for president.

Make yourself an astonishing day.

Jul 24, 2018 06:06 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Good information to know James about the history of our country once again.   Make it a good day

Jul 24, 2018 06:34 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

 She certainly served her district well over seven terms James..

Jul 24, 2018 07:51 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good afternoon James - I do remember Shirley Chisholm and I remember when she was elected.  I think it was the late 60's.

Jul 24, 2018 10:29 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

No doubt that Shirley was a character and quite a pioneer. I agreed with none of her politics but you can't argue that she was ineffective for the people she represented. 

Jul 24, 2018 11:49 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Ron and I had an opportunity to meet her at the memorial service of a client.  She was a great example to all of us. A

Jul 24, 2018 11:53 AM
Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I did not know that, but it is a very cool success story!  I hope that your day is being enjoyed my friend!

Jul 24, 2018 02:20 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi James- I am very familiar with this wonderful woman!!!   

Jul 24, 2018 03:45 PM
Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek Team - Dallas, TX
....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!

I was unaware of this woman's journey James Dray and here I thought that Hilary was the first for the Dem's...

Jul 24, 2018 03:49 PM
faye schubert
Branson, MO
Living the Branson Lake Life

Oh, I remember her well!

Jul 25, 2018 05:05 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

I had no idea, James! She certainly must have been a popular politician to have been elected to 7 terms. Thanks for the history lesson!

Jul 26, 2018 08:30 PM
John Henry, Florida Architect
John Henry Masterworks Design International, Inc. - Orlando, FL
Residential Architect, Luxury Custom Home Design

You never know how you will end up being.  Do you create your destiny or does fate shape your future?  At some point you look around and decide to damn the torpedos and go full speed ahead

Aug 23, 2018 04:21 AM