Shirley Chisholm Archives

Remembering Shirley Chisholm: the first Black woman to run for U.S. President from the Democratic party

November 12, 2020

We are standing on the shoulders of giants! With the recent historic win of Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, the first African American, South Asian woman to become Vice President, we think it’s important to honor those who came before us. One of the most important and pivotal Black political figures of our time was Shirley… [Read More]

New York honors Shirley Chisholm, first Black congresswoman in U.S. history, with new statue

January 3, 2019

The firebrand politician once quipped that she would like to be remembered as a woman who ‘had guts’ This past summer, New York City announced its plans to build a new monument to a woman who has made significant contributions to the city, and asked for the public’s help in choosing a potential subject. After… [Read More]