Shirley Chisholm Project

The Shirley Chisholm Project of Brooklyn Women's Activism is dedicated to bringing Chisholm's life and legacy to the general public through collecting archival materials, holding educational public forums, and creating a website that makes all these materials publicly available. In the spirit of Chisholm's legacy as a groundbreaking community and political activist, the archive follows the many paths she pioneered, collecting materials from people who knew or worked with her as well as from the extraordinary diversity of women's organizations in Brooklyn since 1945.

The project's goal is to serve as a resource for K–12 and college students, community activists, public policy experts, scholars and the general public, expanding our understanding of women's place in history and of the significance of social activism itself.

Shirley Chisholm: The Teacher

This year the project is dedicated to Shirley Chisholm: The Teacher, and the website is providing information regarding important issues concerning K–12 education. Nov. 19, 2013, was Shirley Chisholm Day at Brooklyn College, and the featured speaker was Karen Lewis, president of the Chicago Teachers' Union.