Shirley Chisholm: Unbought and Unbossed
Wednesday 11th Jan, 2017

The Buffalo History Museum
One Museum Court Buffalo, NY 14216
Time: 6:00pm
Cost: Free
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The Buffalo History Museum will host the lecture, "Shirley Chisholm: Unbought and Unbossed." Mrs. Eva M. Doyle's multi-media presentation is part of her "Eye On History" lecture series which includes a documentary on Shirley Chisholm

Eva M. Doyle is a retired Buffalo Public School teacher with 30 years classroom teaching experience

She presently lectures extensively on topics in African and African American history. Her specialty is the little known facts of Black History. She is a columnist for the oldest Black newspaper in Western New York – The Criterion, published by the Merriweather Family. Her column Eye On History is now in its 36th year of publication.

This program is in collaboration with a coalition of WNY women's organizations  and  community  partners including, the Buffalo Presidential Center, AAUW-Buffalo Branch, The Erie County Commission on the Status of Women, Friends of Women's Rights National Historic Park, Buffalo/Niagara Chapter, Zonta Club of Buffalo, League of Women Voters Buffalo/Niagara, WomenElect,  Daemen College Women's Studies Program, and the  Niagara Falls National Heritage Area will host a lecture presented by Eva M. Doyle about Shirley Chisholm - an inspirational African-American woman in history who generated significant change for all women across the nation. 

The lecture is designed to bring public awareness to Trailblazing Women with Western York connections and spotlight the Women's Suffrage Centennial anniversary in New York State.

Speaker Eva M. Doyle is a retired Buffalo Public School teacher with 30 years of classroom teaching experience. She presently lectures extensively on topics in African and African American history. She is a columnist for the oldest Black newspaper in Western New York - The Criterion, published by the Merriweather Family. Her column Eye On History is now in its 36th year of publication.

About Shirley Chisholm:

During the time Shirley Chisholm was living in Brooklyn, she was a Democratic member of the New York State Assembly from 1965 - 1968.  She was elected as the Democratic National Committeewoman from New York State.  With her campaign slogan, "Unbought and Unbossed," she became the first black woman elected to Congress where she served from 1969 - 1983.  She was also an unsuccessful Democratic hopeful for the U.S. Presidency in 1972.  After leaving Congress, Shirley Chisholm made her home in Williamsville, New York, near Buffalo, and resumed her career in education.  She is buried in Buffalo's Forest Lawn Cemetery.

The program is free and open to the public - parking is complimentary and convenient. For more information, visit The Buffalo History Museum at (716) 873-9644 ext. 320 . Or, visit the Association for a Buffalo Presidential Center

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