The first African American Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm was honored with an official stamp as part of the USPS Black Heritage series. Ronald Stroman, Deputy Postmaster General of USPS, explained on “NewsOne Now” that it’s important to use the stamp to honor her contributions and teach her legacy to young people. “You have to have a strong foundation and she set that foundation for those who came after,” said Stroman, “and the people who go first often time suffer backlash. She was willing to take on that challenge, willing to be independent and take all of the criticism that came. Continue reading Shirley Chisholm’s USPS Black Heritage Stamp Revealed
We love Sojourner. We love Madame C.J. We love Harriet. We love Michelle O. We do. There are, however, thousands of other women who’ve made indelible contributions to community, society and (wo)mankind, but aren’t Black History Month headliners. Here are a few lesser-known ladies whose stories deserve our attention, this month and next month and the one after that.