Shirley Chisholm was the first African American woman to be elected to Congress and the first woman and African American to seek nomination for President of the United States. This reenactment, performed by D. Colin, tells the story of Chisholm's rise in politics, her unwavering resolve and her vision for the future. The performance will be followed by a Q & A with D. Colin as Shirley Chisholm.
About D. Colin:
Originally from Bridgeport, CT, D. Colin is a poet, performer, visual artist and educator living in Troy, NY. She is the author of two poetry collections, Dreaming in Kreyol and Said the Swing to the Hoop as well as a Cave Canem, VONA and New York State Writers Institute fellow. She is the host and curator for the weekly poetry open mic, Poetic Vibe. D. Colin has also been involved with community theater since 2009 writing and acting with Black Theater Troupe of Upstate NY, Sandglass Theater, and Creative Action Unlimited among others. Her own original play, Simone, debuted at Capital Rep Theater in 2019 and she has received the League of Women Voters Presidential Award for her reenactments of Sojourner Truth.
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The presentation will be offered live via Zoom with a Q&A session. All participants will receive the Zoom link one hour before the lecture to the email used during registration.
This program was funded in part by Humanities New York with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.