On August 11, 2020, Joe Biden announced that Senator Kamala Harris would be his 2020 presidential running mate. Making her the first Black female candidate for Vice President. Today, we highlight and celebrate Shirley Chisholm with our curated list of landmarks, exhibits, and other cultural resources established in the late Congresswoman’s honor.
Shirley Chisolm was born in New York to Caribbean parents in 1924. She spent a part of her formative years living with her grandmother in Barbados. She returned to New York and went on to graduate from Brooklyn College in 1946 followed by Columbia University. Chisholm became the first African American woman elected to U.S. Congress before running for the 1972 Democratic nomination for Presidency, becoming the first African American to do so.
The 37th stamp in the U.S. Postal Service’s Black Heritage Series commemorates the legacy of Shirley Chisholm. Here, you will find additional cultural resources established in Shirley Chisholm’s honor.
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