Graduated from Brooklyn College with a Bachelor of Arts degree, Married Conrad Chisholm, Earned a master's degree from Columbia University's Teachers College
1953 - 1959
Director of the Hamilton-Madison Child Care Center, Served as an educational consultant for the Division of Day Care
1964 - 1969
Elected to New York State Legislature, Became the first African-American woman elected to Congress. She represented New York's 12th District, Was one of the founding members of the Congressional Black Caucus. Chisholm was the only woman among the founding members.
1970 - 1977
cofounder of the National Organization for Women (NOW). , Published "Unbought and Unbossed" , first African-American person to run for President., Published The Good Fight, Joined the powerful House Rules Committee, Married Arthur Hardwick
1983 - 1993
ended her term as a Congresswoman representing New York's 12th District
1993 - 1994
nominated to be U.S. ambassador to Jamaica by President Bill Clinton but withdrew because of ill health.