Shirley Chisholm

Shirley Chisholm

(1924 – 2005)

Shirley Anita St. Hill Chisholm was the first African American woman in Congress (1968) and the first woman and African American to seek the nomination for president of the United States from one of the two major political parties (1972).  Her motto and title of her autobiography—Unbossed and Unbought—illustrated her outspoken advocacy for women and minorities during her seven terms in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Gallery Talk: Financial Freedom in the Confederacy

Gallery Talk: Financial Freedom in the Confederacy
Saturday, April 14, 2018
1:30 p.m.
National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

This program is free with general admission. RSVP link coming soon.

Join us for a meaningful discussion that shares insight on what financial empowerment was like in the time of the Confederacy. This gallery talk is in conjunction with Confederacy Currency: The Color of Money presented by BB&T and Confederate Memory: Sybolism, Controversy and Legacy. 

Ida B. Wells

Ida B. Wells

(1862 – 1931)

Ida B. Wells was born enslaved, and became a crusader for equality and justice.  She had the courage to confront the public with the hypocrisies taking place in America, even after threat of death. She became a journalist, writing about lynching, racism, sexism, education, employment, and much more.  She founded multiple organizations to help the African American community.  She help build schools and housing developments for the community, and even ran for public office in the state senate.

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