City Honors Shirley Chisholm, First Black Woman to Serve in Congress, with Monument

Nominations sought to honor a woman committed to social reform and justice. On November 30, 2018, First Lady Chirlane McCray, Deputy Mayor Alicia Glen, and the Department of Cultural Affairs announced the selection of U.S. Rep. Shirley Chisholm, the first black Congresswoman and the first woman to seek the Democratic presidential nomination, for a City-funded monument at the Parkside entrance to Prospect Park.┬áRep. Chisholm’s monument will be the first monument under┬áthe She Built <Read More>