Nadler Mourns the Loss of Shirley Chisholm

Jan 2, 2005

WASHINGTON, D.C. Representative Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) released the following statement today lamenting the death of former Representative Shirley Chisholm, of Brooklyn, the first African American woman to serve in Congress.

"Shirley Chisholm was a model of courage and conviction. As an educator, an activist, and an elected representative, she worked tirelessly on behalf of women and minorities at a critical juncture in our nation’s history. Her groundbreaking work and thoughtful service will be an inspiration for generations to come, and she will be sorely missed."