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Congresswoman Chisholm Letter to President Kneller on Sex Discrimination

The Brooklyn College Women's Organization (BCWO) was organized in the early 1970s by an interdisciplinary group of faculty across departments to address sex discrimination other issues facing women on campus. This letter from BCWO notifies the Brooklyn College President's Office that the issue of sex discrimination at Brooklyn College is on the radar of Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm. The first African American woman elected to US congress, she was also an alumni of Brooklyn College who went on to fight for equal employment opportunities for black Americans and women. By notifying the President of Chisholm's interest in the sex discrimination cases at Brooklyn College, organizers strategically leveraged Chisholm's promise to hold a press conference on the issue should it not be addressed.

Source | Brooklyn College Library Archive
Creator | Brooklyn College Women's Organization
Date Created | August 26, 1971
Rights | Obtain From Brooklyn College Library Archive
Item Type | Text (Diary / Correspondence)
Cite This document | Brooklyn College Women's Organization, “Congresswoman Chisholm Letter to President Kneller on Sex Discrimination,” CUNY Digital History Archive, accessed June 25, 2018,

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