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Anastasia Curwood

Anastasia Curwood is Professor of History and Director of the Commonwealth Institute for Black Studies at the University of Kentucky. She specializes in the history of African-American women, gender, and sexuality, the black family, and African-American intellectual, political, and cultural history in the twentieth century. Her first book, Stormy Weather: New Negro Marriages Between the Two World Wars (University of North Carolina Press, 2010), centers on the cultural and social contests over African-Americans’ marriages in the early twentieth century. Her second book is Shirley Chisholm: Champion of Black Feminist Power Politics, (University of North Carolina Press, 2023). She is the recipient of several grants and honors, including a Visiting Fellowship at the James Weldon Johnson Institute for Race and Difference at Emory University, a Career Enhancement Fellowship from the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, and a Ford Postdoctoral Fellowship.

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Shirley Chisholm

Jan. 9, 2023

Throughout her life, Shirley Chisholm fought for coalitional change. She was the first Black woman elected to the United States Congress in 1968, the first Black woman to run for President of the United States in 1972, co-fo…