Anastasia Curwood on Shirley Chisholm's Childhood HeroesHistorians in the News
tags: Congress, African American history, 1970s, womens history, Shirley Chisholm, Caribbean history
For our Full Bio selection this Women's History Month, we're learning about political trailblazer, New York congresswoman and presidential candidate Shirley Chisholm. Today, we learn about her family connection to Barbados, moving to Brooklyn and how Chisholm's childhood heroes shaped her worldview and self-image. We're speaking all week with Anastasia C. Curwood, director of the Commonwealth Institute for Black Studies and Interim Chair and Professor of History at the University of Kentucky, who authored the new biography Shirley Chisholm: Champion of Black Feminist Power Politics.