Protect and Invest In Freedmen's Settlement Communities

Freedmen’s Settlement Communities represent an important part of our history - they stand as symbols of resilience and determination against all odds. However, these communities are being deprived of the very infrastructure that their ancestors were enslaved to build.

Join The Chisholm Legacy Project this Juneteenth in urging the Biden-Harris Administration to do right by these communities by providing proper funding and protection to ensure their present and future.

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Shirley Chisholm: Words of Wisdom

"We Americans have a chance to become someday a nation in which all racial stocks and classes can exist in their own selfhoods, but meet on a basis of respect and equality and live together, socially, economically, and politically."

"You don't make progress by standing on the sidelines, whimpering and complaining. You make progress by implementing ideas."

"Service is the rent that you pay for room on this earth."

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2024 TIME Women of the Year

A heartfelt congratulations to the 2024 TIME Women of the Year and the countless women on the frontlines who may not have their name in lights but whose contributions to making this a better world, all day every day, are deeply impactful.

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Freedmen’s Settlements remember the past, heal in the present, and imagine the future

By Jacqui Patterson and Denise Fairchild

James Baldwin once observed that, “History is not the past. It is the present.”


A Journey Exploring Rest and Repair: Introducing Fellowship for Liberated Futures

Dr. Chera Reid, The Chisholm Legacy Project, and ProInspire announce the launch of Fellowship for Liberated Futures, an 18-month transformative program designed to empower and support Black women leaders in the social sector.