Panel to decide design for monument honoring Brooklyn legend Shirley Chisholm

Community advocates and elected officials will soon decide on a design for the new monument honoring Brooklyn legend Shirley Chisholm.

News 12 Staff

Mar 28, 2019, 11:59 PM

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Panel to decide design for monument honoring Brooklyn legend Shirley Chisholm
Community advocates and elected officials will soon decide on a design for the new monument honoring Brooklyn legend Shirley Chisholm.
The monument honoring the politician, educator and author will soon grace the Parkside Avenue and Ocean Avenue entrance at Prospect Park.
It’s the first of five monuments commissioned through the "She Built NYC " initiative aimed at creating more memorials honoring women in the city.
Of the almost 150 monuments in New York City, only four represent women. The initiative plans to change that.
Chisholm was born in Brooklyn and made history becoming the first black woman elected to Congress. She was also the first black candidate to run for president under a major party and the first woman to seek the Democratic Party's presidential nomination.
A panel will select a design next month. Officials are aiming to complete the project by the end of 2020.
 


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