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Created on July 1, 2019
Shirley Chisholm State Park, Granville Payne Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, USA
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Danielle Mastrion

Shirley Chisholm

Danielle Mastrion brought Shirley Chisolm's legacy to life through art. This new park honors Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm, an educator, former representative of the 12th Congressional district in New York for seven terms and the first African American woman to run for president. The park is a signature project of Governor Cuomo's Vital Brooklyn Initiative, which calls for 34 new or improved parks, community gardens, playgrounds and recreation centers within a ten-minute walk of every Central Brooklyn resident. Danielle had 5 days to finish this tribute mural to Brooklyn’s own Shirley Chisholm. "I had been wanting to paint Chisholm for some time, as a ‘famous’ woman from Brooklyn who deserved recognition for her work in underserved communities and for taking on the run for the White House back at a time when communities of color and women in the workforce were still fighting for civil rights and equality." - Danielle Mastrion
Danielle Mastrion—Shirley Chisholm Danielle Mastrion—Shirley Chisholm

Hunted by Kristy Calabro. Pictures by Kristy Calabro.