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Women's History, Women's Activism: The Shirley Chisholm Center

Published September 16, 2009

Barbara Winslow, Brooklyn College
“Women’s History, Women’s Activism: The Shirley Chisholm Center at the CUNY Graduate Center”
The Graduate Center, CUNY
November 14, 2008

Historian and educator Barbara Winslow (Brooklyn College) discusses the life and times of Shirley Chisholm, the legendary African-American activist, Congresswoman, and presidential candidate. Winslow places Chisholm’s legacy in the context of the feminist movement and the struggle for civil rights, putting special emphasis on the Brooklyn-born politician’s local roots.

This talk was given as part of A Catalyst for Change, an exhibit celebrating Chisholm’s trailblazing political career, sponsored by the Brooklyn College Women’s Studies Program and the Shirley Chisholm Center for Research on Women.

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