Throughout her career, Shirley Chisholm (M.A. '52), a TC alum, has championed social justice, education, and equality, leaving a legacy that has paved the way for future generations in politics and policy. Chisholm's contributions have solidified her as a symbol of courage and inspiration in American history.

As we approach her 99th birthday, we invite you to learn more about Chisholm's legacy and put your knowledge to the test. 


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