I’m currently working on a writing project inspired by Shirley Chisholm, the first African-American congresswoman. The story will focus on Chisholm’s relationship with her mentor Louis “Proffy” Warsoff and social and political changes in Brooklyn between 1946 and 1972.
When I graduated from high school, my mother, father, and middle school aged brother and sister sat in the bleachers and cheered. They got pictures, clapped when the principal announced my name, and hugged me after the ceremony was over. 347 more words