Monday, February 15, 2010

Shirley Chisholm Project Archives

The Shirley Chisholm Project of Brooklyn Women’s Activism is a repository of women’s grassroots social activism in Brooklyn since 1945 and ongoing in the present. Shirley Chisholm was the first African American woman elected to Congress and the first African American and the first women to mount a serious campaign for the Democratic Party nomination for the Presidency.

In the spirit of Chisholm’s legacy as a path breaking community and political activist, this website contains digitized materials about Chisholm’s life and work, as well as materials representing the wide range of women’s activism throughout the borough of Brooklyn. The archive consists of documents and other materials, including oral histories, from people who knew or worked with Chisholm, as well as from the extraordinary diversity of women’s activism in Brooklyn since 1945.

The archival material collected by the Shirley Chisholm Project of Brooklyn Women’s Activism is available for viewing in the Brooklyn College Archives and Special Collections, which is located in the Brooklyn College Library, City University of New York.


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