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NYC to Honor Shirley Chisholm

Alan Singer
Alan Singer
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Dr. Alan Singer, professor in the School of Education and an expert on social studies, was interviewed by Education News to discuss New York City’s plan to erect a statue of Shirley Chisholm, the first black woman to be elected to Congress in 1964, in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park.

“Shirley Chisholm is a great choice for a new New York City statue,” said Dr. Singer. “Chisholm was the first African American woman to serve in the United States House of Representatives where she represented Central Brooklyn. In 1972, she was the first woman to seek the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination and the first black woman to seek the presidential nomination of either of the major political parties.”

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