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The Legacy of Shirley Chisholm: Screening and Conversation

  • Museum of the City of New York 220 5th Avenue New York, NY, 10001 United States (map)
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In a whirlwind of historic firsts, Shirley Chisholm became the first black woman elected to the U.S. Congress in 1968 and, in 1972, the first black candidate for a major party's nomination for President of the United States. Join us for a screening of the Peabody Award winning documentary, Chisholm ’72: Unbought & Unbossed (2004, 75 min), which tells the extraordinary story of a woman claiming her place in American politics. Following the film, director Shola Lynch will discuss Chisholm's lasting legacy with Brooklyn Congresswoman Yvette Clarke, the current representative of Chisholm's former Ninth Congressional District.  

Doors open to Ronay Menschel Hall at 6:00 pm and wine and light snacks will be served leading up to the program, which begins at 6:30 pm. 

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