Tuesday, October 23, 2018

JCTC presents the life & times of Shirley Chisholm, the first black congresswoman in history

Jersey City Theater Center

JCTC Play Reading:

Unbossed and Unbowed

WHEN: Thursday, October 25, 2018; Doors: 7:30 PM / Show: 8:00 PM
Jersey City Theater Center • 339 Newark Avenue 2nd Fl • Jersey City, NJ

JCTC Play Reading: Unbossed and UnbowedUnbossed & Unbowed is a work in progress by Ingrid Griffith, playwright, journalist, educator and actress. This solo-show has been in development for three years and the presentation by Jersey City Theater Center (JCTC) will be the 4th public, staged-reading of the play – following a high-profile, well-received reading last August at Broad Views on Broadway, Living Room Reading Series in Brooklyn.

Shirley Chisholm, who dedicated her life to fighting for the poor, working class, people of color, and women, was one of the most unlikely and groundbreaking politicians of the 20th century. Born in Brooklyn, NY to immigrant, Afro-Caribbean parents, Chisholm, became the first black woman elected to congress in the turbulent year of 1968, representing New York's 12th Congressional District and went on to serve seven terms before retiring in 1983. In 1972, she became the first black candidate for a major party's nomination for President of the United States, and the first woman to run for the Democratic Party's presidential nomination.