Darnella Fraizer

Darnella Frazier was 17 when she recorded George Floyd’s murder in Minneapolis in 2020. She was awarded a Pulitzer Prize in Special Citations in 2021. The video played a major role in igniting a global protest movement against police violence, and was used as evidence in the trial of Floyd’s killer.

Shirley Chisholm

Shirley Chisholm 1924-2005 Shirley Chisholm was the first African American woman in Congress (1968) and the first woman and African American to seek the nomination for president of the United States from one of the two major political parties (1972). As a member in Congress, Chisholm introduced more than 50 pieces of legislation and championed… Continue reading Shirley Chisholm