Brooklyn in Kings County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Shirley A. Chisholm New York State Office Building
Dedicated October 4, 2010
In honor of Shirley A. Chisholm, a former New York State Legislator, the first African-American woman elected to the United States Congress and the first African American woman to seek a major party presidential nomination. Widely considered an expert on child welfare and early childhood education, she inspired countless individuals throughout the state and across the nation to pursue careers in public service.
“I am, was, and always will be a catalyst for change.”
- Shirley A. Chisholm
New York State Assembly 1964-1968
United States House of Representatives 1969-1982
David A. Patterson
New York State Senate
John L. Sampson
Senate Majority Conference Leader
18th Senate District
New York State Assembly
57th Assembly District
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Government & Politics • Women.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 55 Hanson Place, Brooklyn NY 11217, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fowler (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Marianne Moore (approx. ¼ mile away); Osage-orange (approx. 0.3 miles away); Eastern White Pine (approx. 0.3 miles away); Edmonds Playground (approx. 0.3 miles away); European Beech (approx. 0.4 miles away); English Elm (approx. 0.4 miles away); Fort Greene Historic District (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brooklyn.
Also see . . . Shirley Chisholm. Wikipedia biography. (Submitted on April 17, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
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