Black Women & Politics in New York City

Now available in paperback, Black Women & Politics in New York City documents African American women fighting for justice, civil rights, and equality in the turbulent world of formal politics from the suffrage and women’s rights movements to the feminist era of the 1970s.

Included in the book is a profile of politician, educator, and author Shirley Chishom, who was the first black woman elected to the U.S. Congress.

In January of 2014, Shirley Chisholm was honored with a U.S. Postal Service stamp.

As author Julie Gallagher noted in a previous UIP Q&A, “Shirley Chisholm’s historic election to the House of Representatives in 1968, there have been a small but growing number of African American women in Congress, and a notable number of African American women in state-level offices and municipal government.”

 

 

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