FORT GREENE - A 100-year-old state office building was named the Shirley Chisholm State Building today, in honor of one of the most influential African-American politicians in history.

Chisholm became the first black woman elected to Congress, representing Brooklyn in 1968. She was also the first black woman to run for president of the United States.

The renamed building houses many state offices, including the attorney general's office and the departments of labor and education.