Congresswoman representing New York for seven terms who became the first major-party black candidate for President in 1972.
She worked as a director and educational consultant for Day Cares.
She created controversy when she visited rival and ideological opposite George Wallace, who was a noted racist, in the hospital soon after his shooting in May 1972
She married twice, her first marriage was to Jamaican private investigator, Conrad Chisholm.
At the 1972 Democratic National Convention, Hubert H. Humphrey released his black delegates to her.
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