Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Shirley Chisholm

There's this nice article mentioning that a building has been named in honor of Shirley Chisholm, the first African American woman to run as a major party candidate. She was a pretty incredible woman, so this is a nice honor, considering the building's history, given at the end of the article.
What always surprises (and saddens me) is how frequently people don't know who Chisholm is. I don't think Chisholm is the only often-forgotten important leader, but it's sad so many of the these often-forgotten are People of Color or LBGT or in some way not part of the mainstream power system.

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