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Innovative Bike Library at Shirley Chisholm State Park

Thanks to a new public-private partnership between State Parks and the Natural Heritage Trust, a “bike library” that provides free loaner gear to visitors at Shirley Chisholm State Park is open for its third season. Supported by the Con Edison Power of Giving program, the Jamaica Bay-Rockaway Parks Conservancy, the...
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CARIBBEAT: Free Caribbean-American Heritage Month event honors the continuing impact of Rep. Shirley Chisholm

A free, virtual “Bring a Folding Chair” Caribbean-American Heritage Month celebration — honoring past achievements of the late great Caribbean-rooted Rep. Shirley Chisholm (D-Brooklyn), acknowledging present-day individuals and looking toward future successes — takes place Friday at 7 p.m. The L.A.-based Caribbean Heritage Organization, in partnership with the New York-based...
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Bill Introduced To Have Statue Of Trailblazer Shirley Chisholm Added To The Capitol

Political powerhouse Shirley Chisholm’s barrier-breaking contributions will forever be embedded in the fabric of history and an effort has been launched to memorialize her legacy. According to Roll Call, a bill for the creation of a statue of Chisholm—that would live inside of the United States Capitol—has been introduced. The...
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A Shirley Chisholm Statue Could Be Coming To The Capitol and It’s About Time

A Shirley Chisholm statue could be coming inside the Capitol. With Democrats in the House and Senate, yet few women of color are represented in the Capitol, there seems to be a void. To make up for this, Shirley Chisholm, the first Black woman elected to Congress and former Democratic contender to run for president, will have a full-length statue, Roll Call reported.
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Legislators Push for a Capitol Hill Statue of Shirley Chisholm, the First Black Woman Elected To Congress

In a city filled with literally hundreds of statues of Presidents, Congresspeople, historical figures and politicians, there is only one full-length statue of a Black woman: Rosa Parks. But now, Rep. Yvette D. Clarke of New York is pushing for another Black woman to be memorialized with a piece of artwork in the nation’s capital. She wants the city — and the country — to honor Shirley Chisholm, the first Black woman elected to Congress.
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Trailblazing Women: Shirley Chisholm

In 1969, Shirley Chisholm became the first African American woman to serve in Congress, representing New York’s 12th Congressional District. She was a founding member of the Congressional Black Caucus in 1971 and the Congressional Women’s Caucus in 1977. Chisholm was also the first woman and the first African American to seek the Democratic Presidential nomination in 1972.
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Regina King Is Working On A Biopic About Trailblazer Shirley Chisholm

“Shirley Chisholm’s fearless determination has been an inspiration to so many of us, and with this film we hope to inspire many generations to come,” said King. Fresh off the success of the film One Night in Miami, actress and director Regina King is working on bringing the story of another trailblazer to the silver screen. According to Variety, she is creating a film about pioneering politician Shirley Chisholm.
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Regina King is producing and starring in Shirley, a Shirley Chisholm biopic

Oscar winner John Ridley will write and direct the film. Fresh off her Emmy win for Watchmen—not to mention her Golden Globe nomination for directing One Night in Miami—the supremely talented Regina King has another exciting project in the works: a feature about the indelible Shirley Chisholm. Here's what we...
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Regina King To Star And Produce Shirley Chisholm Film

Regina King is set to star in an upcoming Shirley Chisholm biopic, Shirley. King and her sister, Reina King, will produce through heir production company, Royal Ties. The project has Chisholm’s life rights through an agreement with her estate. The feature will be written and directed by John Ridley. This...
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Regina King Is Working On A Biopic About Trailblazer Shirley Chisholm

Fresh off the success of the film One Night in Miami, actress and director Regina King is working on bringing the story of another trailblazer to the silver screen. According to Variety, she is creating a film about pioneering politician Shirley Chisholm. The movie will chronicle the journey of the...
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Regina King to Produce and Star as Shirley Chisholm, First Black Congresswoman

Regina King to set to produce and star in a movie about the life of Shirley Chisholm, America's first Black Congresswoman. According to Variety, King will star as the iconic politician who made a bid for the U.S. Presidency in 1972. Oscar-winning filmmaker John Ridley will helm the film, which he has also written. In 2014, Ridley took home the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for his script of the 2013 film 12 Years a Slave. This will mark his third time behind the camera for a scripted film, following 1997s Cold Around the Heart, and the forthcoming sci-fi film Needle in a Timestack, both of which he also wrote the scripts for.