Black History Month: Day 15 – The First Lady of the Struggle

In America, women of color have done a lot to make their mark in history. But rarely is this taught, and when it is, the list usually starts at Harriet Tubman and stops at Rosa Parks. With respect to Mrs. Parks and Mrs. Tubman, it would be a travesty not to include one of the … Continue reading Black History Month: Day 15 – The First Lady of the Struggle

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Black History Month: Day 4 – Shirley Chisholm

Not many people know who Shirley Chisholm is, despite the recency of her accomplishments. And I certainly never heard her discussed in any classroom I had. There were a few articles that discussed Mrs. Chisholm's legacy during our previous election, but still she is not as well known a figure as one would expect of a woman who: became the first African-American woman elected to the United States Congress; represented New York's 12th Congressional District (including Queens, Manhattan, and Brooklyn) for seven terms; became the first black candidate for a major party's nomination for President of the United States and became the first woman (of any ethnicity) to run for the Democratic Party's presidential nomination;