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Flatbush + Main Episode 07: Brooklyn’s Women Politicians

In less than a week, Americans will go to the polls to choose a new president – and for the first time, one of the major party candidates is a woman. In episode 07 of Brooklyn Historical Society’s podcast Flatbush + Main, co-hosts Zaheer Ali and Julie Golia consider the important legacies left by several of Brooklyn’s female politicians, and the intersectional nature of gender and politics in this incredibly diverse borough. They learn about the remarkable career of Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm from historian Zinga Fraser, and draw connections between Chisholm’s politics and today’s political landscape. In their explorations of the papers of NAACP staffer Richetta Randolph, they expand definitions of what constitutes political work. In “Voices of Brooklyn,” they listen to influential activist Elsie Richardson describe her interactions with Robert Kennedy during his 1965 visit to the Brooklyn neighborhood of Bedford Stuyvesant. Finally, they welcome BHS Manager of Teacher and Learning Alex Tronolone, who plugs BHS’s Election Day Professional Development programming for New York City’s K-12 teachers. For complete show notes, go to brooklynhistory.org/flatbush-main. Continue reading

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Shirley Chisholm Day!

  Celebrate Shirley Chisholm Day¬†11/30/11 by checking out The Shirley Chisholm Project’s online collection of oral history interviews with people who knew her well, including Richard Green, founder of the Crown Heights Youth Collective, who worked on Chisholm’s campaign; and … Continue reading

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TODAY: Reflections on Community Development

If you missed Reflections on Community Development: Stories from Bedford-Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation when it was on view here at BHS, you can now see it at Bedford-Stuyvesant Restoration along with and unveiling of the Brooklyn Icon Banners, celebrating the Honorable … Continue reading

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