The Legacy of Shirley Chisholm: Screening and Conversation
January 24, 2018
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 sit down with California Congresswoman Barbara Lee (invited, pending availability), Chisolm’s mentee and her delegate for the 1972 Democratic National Convention, for a conversation about her lasting legacy.
Wednesday 6:30pm - 8:30pm Museum of the City of New York
New York (Manhattan) New York City
Admission: $15 & up ... Website
Category: Suffrage