Barbara Winslow, “Be a Catalyst for
Change: Commemorating the 40th Anniversary of Shirley Chisholm's
historic (and audacious) bid for the Democratic presidential
The year 2012 marks the 40th anniversary of
Shirley Chisholm's campaign to win the Democratic Party nomination
for the presidency of the United States. Chisholm, the first
African American woman elected to Congress was an outspoken
feminist, anti racist, champion of public education and health
care. Winslow will not only talk about Chisholm's record of social
justice activism, but how the creation of the Shirley Chisholm
Project of Brooklyn Women's Activism is bringing back Chisholm's
legacy for the next generation.
Speaker: Dr. Barbara
Dr. Winslow is the author of Sylvia Pankhurst: Sexual Politics and
Political Activism, St. Martin’s Press, N.Y. 1996 and Clio in the
Classroom: A Guide for Teaching U.S. Women’s History, co-authored
and co-edited with Carol Berkin and Margaret Crocco. Winslow is
also the founder and project director of the
Shirley Chisholm Project of Brooklyn Women’s Activism.
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