New Film About Shirley Chisholm Available Now on Netflix

March 22, 2024

Shirley on Netflix“Regina King stars as Shirley Chisholm in ‘Shirley’ — the story of the first Black congresswoman and her trailblazing run for president of the United States. Directed by John Ridley and co-starring, Lance Reddick, Lucas Hedges, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Christina Jackson, Dorian Crossmond Missick, Amirah Vann, with André Holland and Terrence Howard, the film chronicles Chisholm’s audacious, boundary-breaking 1972 presidential campaign.” Watch on Netflix.

Shirley Chisholm famously said, “If they don’t give you a seat at the table, bring a folding chair.” JustLeadershipUSA President and CEO DeAnna Hoskins has riffed on that to say, “We are tired of carrying chairs and waiting to be invited to other peoples’ tables. Instead, we are building our own table!” That table is called the JustUS Coordinating Council, and the enrollment period is now open. Learn more and join the table!

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