Inspiring a new state park in Brooklyn, a major Hollywood film, and a new generation of lawmakers, one of TC’s most notable alumnae led The New York Times to call 2019 “The Year of Shirley Chisholm.” The first woman of color to serve in Congress and to appear on a major party ticket for president in 1972, Chisholm (MA ’51) is being rediscovered by a nation continuing to understand the full weight of her impact. #TCAlumni

https://www.tc.columbia.edu/articles/2019/august/celebrating-shirley-chisholm/ The nation is rediscovering the late TC alumna, the first woman of color to serve in Congress and seek the presidency