The Legacy of Shirley Chisholm: Screening and Conversation
Wednesday, January 24, 6:30pm – 8:30pm
The Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Ave at 103rd Street
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 Congresswoman Yvette Clarke.