”WHEREAS, Admirers and foes alike dubbed her the Pepperpot because of her...– [from NY Senate Open Legislation paying tribute to Chisholm]
Melissa Harris-Perry discusses Shirley Chisholm’s presidential run and its impact on national politics, on her MSNBC show.
Melissa Harris-Perry on our Shirley Chisholm Conference!
Chisholm Project Celebrates International Women's... →
Happy International Women's Day!
newmanology: Ms. magazine, Spring 1972 Cover illustration: Miriam Wosk This was the preview issue of Ms., published as an insert to New York magazine Source: The Sisterhood
Happy International Women's Day!
newmanology: Spare Rib, February 1975 Source: David Burgin
I am, was, and always will be a catalyst for change” Shirley Chisholm– http://womenshistory.about.com/od/quotes/ss/Quotes-From-African-American-Women.htm
Feminist Confessions: Women's Wednesday: Shirley... →
feministfeminists: What is Women’s Wednesday? Happy Wednesday! Every Wednesday Feminist Confessions is going to highlight a woman who has changed history. We want to remember and celebrate both the unrecognized and the famous women who sacrificed to help both women and men, made historical advances in their…
3. (Shirley Chisholm) We saw your woman sound footprinting congressional...– http://www.beaconbroadside.com/broadside/2010/02/sonia-sanchez-9-haiku-for-freedoms-sisters.html
Black History #3: Shirley Chisholm
newmanology: Jet, February 10, 1972 ”Shirley Chisholm Kicks off Campaign for U.S. President”
Black History Month #3: Shirley Chisholm
More great Chisholm campaign material from newmanology: Shirley Chisholm for President poster, 1972
Black History Month #3: Shirley Chisholm
newmanology: Shirley Chisholm for President button, 1972
I have asked some of my black brothers - this, the way things are, or the...– Shirley Chisholm, Unbought and Unbossed
No matter what men, think abortion is a fact of life. Women will have them; they...– Shirley Chisholm, Unbought and Unbossed
As I stood on the steps and started to speak, I thought about the Civil War....– Shirley Chisholm, The Good Fight, writing about her experience in the 1972 Florida Primary during her run for the Democratic nomination.
"Reagan is the prez, but I voted for Shirley...
Ms. Magazine Oral History
“Pogrebin: When we put a woman on the cover—a real person—she had to be a worthy real person, not a Hollywood beauty. We had Helen Gahagan Douglas [congresswoman, 1945–51], Shirley Chisholm [first black woman in Congress], Bella Abzug [congresswoman, 1971–77]. These were our cover girls.” Excerpt from “An Oral History of ‘Ms.’ Magazine”, from the New York...
The Shirley Chisholm Project launches new website!
Check out the Chisholm Project’s new website www.chisholmproject.com. We launched it just in time for Brooklyn College’s upcoming Shirley Chisholm Day with guest speaker Anita Hill, November 29th.
Shirley Chisholm Project in the Journal of Women's...
Barbara Winslow, Project Director of the Shirley Chisholm Project, recently had an article published in the Journal of Women’s History. The article details her efforts to preserve Chisholm’s legacy through an archive project. The full article can be viewed here… http://bingdev.binghamton.edu/jwh/?page_id=602 And, here is an excerpt… “When I began the Shirley...
Happy Birthday National Women’s Political Caucus!
The National Women’s Political Caucus (NWPC) is a national bipartisan grassroots organization dedicated to recruiting, training, and supporting women who seek elected and appointed offices. The NWPC is forty years old! Established July 10, 1972 at the height of the women’s movement in the U.S., Shirley Chisholm, along with Bella Abzug, Gloria Steinem, Betty Friedan, were four of its founding...
Gil Scott-Heron Remembered →
“A lot of people tried to confuse what was going on with the people in the Latin community, the people in the black community, and SDS. And the Rainbow Conspiracy is what they used to call it. Any time they would see Felipe Luciano and his people from the Young Lords and the people who were trying to get the Black Panthers organized in New York—I didn’t get to know those people as...
June is Caribbean-American Heritage Month →
10 Years Too Long: Rep. Barbara Lee Renews Calls... →
Barbara Lee Urges U.S. Postal Service To Issue... →
“Congresswoman Chisholm is heroine and role model to millions of people across our nation, including me. I can think of few better ways to commemorate her impressive career as a public servant and trailblazer than by having the U.S. Postal Service issue this stamp.” Congresswoman Barbara Lee
Remembering Ferraro and a long-ago era →
“It is well to remember how long it takes to break down gender stereotypes. It wasn’t Boomer women who were the trailblazers of the women’s movement. It was the women of the generation before them, the so-called Silent Generation, who broke out of the conformity of their 1950s girlhoods and took hostile fire in the early days of feminism but stuck to their guns. Women like...
"Shirley Chisholm May Have Paved The Way For Him,... →
re-posted from http://downwithtyranny.blogspot.com/
Paying Tribute to Manning Marable
The Shirley Chisholm Project of Brooklyn Women’s Activism mourns the loss of Manning Marable, public intellectual, life long activist, scholar, mentor and friend. Much has been written about his incomparable contributions to the understanding of African American life and politics. He was one of the first supporters of the Shirley Chisholm Project. In November 2006 Manning was the keynote...
Charles Rangel Introduces Bill to Honor Shirley... →
The Borough of Brooklyn honors Brooklyn women...
On Thursday, March 24, Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz and Deputy Borough President Yvonne Graham hosted the annual Women’s Herstory Induction Ceremony and Reception at Brooklyn Borough Hall. The event honors women in Brooklyn who have excelled in the arts, sciences, business and public service. “Brooklyn has shown the world what strong, independent women can accomplish and how...
‘Herstory’ Celebration at Borough Hall →
“Congresswoman Nydia M. Velázquez, invoking Brooklyn’s late Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm, said that “an esteemed, diverse and historic group of women is being honored today. They are true angels of change, and inspire hope and opportunity for tomorrow’s women.’” Read the Full article here
A Women In the White House →
“I remember squeezing in with my mother behind the curtain of the polling booth, pulling the rod to clear the voting levers, and watching her write in her choice for president: an African-American woman. Even though we knew that Chisholm couldn’t win, the pride I felt in showing our support for such a leader was palpable.” Re-posted from...
Shirley Chisholm and the Congressional Black...
The Congressional Black Caucus is celebrating its fortieth birthday. In 1960, as more African Americans began to get elected to the House of Representatives, there was a growing need for a formal organization to represent the interests of the Black community in Congress. In January 1969, a “Democratic Select Committee,” was founded by Shirley Chisholm, Louis Stokes of Ohio, William Clay of ...
40th Anniversary of NWPC →
Shirley Chisholm speaking at the founding convention of the National Women’s Political Caucus. Also present, Gloria Steinem, Bella Abzug, and Betty Friedan. Yesterday was the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day. This year, 2011 is the fortieth anniversary of the founding of the National Women’s Political Caucus, a multipartisan, multicultural, grassroots organization...
International Women’s Day 2011
Shirley Chisholm’s words, written in 1970 in her autobiography Unbought and Unbossed ring true after forty plus years: “For years to come, most men will jeer at the women’s liberation groups that are springing up. But they will someday realize that countless women, including their own wives and especially their daughters, silently applaud the liberation groups and share their goals, even if they...
Women's History is a Woman's Right!
March is women’s history month. Its history and celebration came out of the struggles of the women’s movement. In the late 1960’s radical women’s liberation activists “discovered” that March 8th had been designated by the Second Socialist International to be International Woman’s Day, a socialist holiday celebrating the struggle of working women. Throughout the United States women began...
Black History Month
February 1 marks the beginning of Black History Month. Pioneered almost single handedly by the historian Carter G. Woodson (1875 -1950) in 1926 who designated the second week in February, Negro History Week to mark the birthdays of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln. The week was expanded to a month in 1976 as part of the nation’s Bi-centennial commemoration. Dr. Woodson, the second...