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Episode 8: Shirley Chisholm: Founding Mother of Contemporary Black Politics

Shirley Chisholm, Brooklyn’s own, in 1968 the first African American woman elected to Congress. In 1972 she was the first woman nominated to be President. Conversation with Barbara Bullard, a Brooklyn Bed-Sty resident at the forefront of working to protect Chisholm’s legacy and a producer of a planned feature film starring Anika Noni Rose. Joined by cultural writer Gene Seymour, hosts Marie Nahikian & PJ Ryan explore connections to the historic nomination of Kamala Harris and highlight why “Miss Shirley” always said “being first is not enough.”

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