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About us

The Shirley Chisholm Project of Brooklyn Women’s Activism is a repository of women’s grassroots social activism in Brooklyn since 1945 and ongoing in the present.

In the spirit of Chisholm’s legacy as a path-breaking community and political activist, the archive follows the many paths she pioneered by including materials representing the wide range of women’s grassroots activism throughout the borough.

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Our team

Zinga Fraser

Director of The Shirley Chisholm Project

Zinga A. Fraser is an Assistant Professor in the Africana Studies Department at Brooklyn College.  Dr. Fraser is also the Director of the Shirley Chisholm Project on Brooklyn Women’s Activism at Brooklyn College.

Jessica Louis

Spring 2023 Intern

Jessica Louis is a returning student at Brooklyn College. She is currently in her senior year of study, working towards her undergraduate degrees. She is pursuing dual degrees – a B.A. in Africana Studies and a B.A. in Political Science.

Torrese Arquee

Administrative Assistant

Torrese Arquee received a Bachelor of Arts in Women’s and Gender Studies at Brooklyn College. During his undergraduate studies, he conducted independent research on Shirley Chisholm with Dr. Zinga Fraser through the Mellon Transfer Student Research Program.


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