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Winning Artists Announced for Monument to Shirley Chisholm, the First US Black Congresswoman | Hyperallergic

Winning Artists Announced for Monument to Shirley Chisholm, the First US Black Congresswoman | Hyperallergic

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It’s official. After whittling down submissions to a shortlist of five artists, New York City has chosen Amanda Williams and Olalekan Jeyifous to build a monument to America’s first Black congresswoman, Shirley Chisholm.

Their proposal, titled “Our Destiny, Our Democracy,” is a dynamic, 40-foot-tall steel portrait of the Brooklyn representative. Designed as a multidimensional sculpture, it contains references to park vegetation and amphitheater-style seating inscribed with the names of women who have followed Chisholm’s political pathway.


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