Shirley Chisholm Kids T-Shirt


In 1968 Shirley Chisholm (1924-2005) became the first African American congresswoman. Shirley represented New York State in the U.S. House of representatives. She was also the first African American to campaign for the Democratic Party presidential nomination.

In her career as a Congresswoman Shirley advocated for minority education and employment opportunities. Shirley was also a founding member of the Congressional Black Caucus.

Quick Facts:

  • Shirley survived three assassination attempts during her campaign for the presidency.
  • In 1951 she earned her master’s degree in elementary education from Columbia University’s Teachers College.
  • Shirley was named was honorary co-president of the National Association for the Repeal of Abortion Laws (NARAL).


Little Griots carry the stories of our ancestors.  Founded by Morrisa Jenkins, the Little Griots brand is a nostalgic line of custom-made t-shirts curated for the children of our village.  “Wear Your Story, Share Your Story, Little One.”  Illustrated by Cynthia Vaughn.

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