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The Shirley A. Chisholm New York State Office Building

 
 
The Shirley A. Chisholm New York State Office Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, May 6, 2018
1. The Shirley A. Chisholm New York State Office Building Marker
Inscription.  
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
Governor

New York State Senate
John L. Sampson
Senate Majority Conference Leader
Velmanette Montgomery
18th Senate District

New York State Assembly
Sheldon Silver
Speaker
Hakeem Jeffries
57th Assembly District

 
Erected 2010.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansGovernment & PoliticsWomen.
 
Location.
The Shirley A. Chisholm New York State Office Building Marker site image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, May 6, 2018
2. The Shirley A. Chisholm New York State Office Building Marker site
Entrance to 55 Hanson Place. The marker is to the right of the entrance.
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40° 41.131′ N, 73° 58.54′ W. Marker is in Brooklyn, New York, in Kings County. Marker is on Hanson Place, on the left when traveling east. 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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from Wikipedia, unknown
3. Shirley A. Chisholm
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 18, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 18, 2018, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 91 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 18, 2018, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.   3. submitted on April 17, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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