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"national political congress" Discussed on Encyclopedia Womannica
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If you want more information on any of what I've said, please email me at Jenny, at Wonder Media Network Dot Com now, let's look to Shirley Chisholm a trailblazer who continues to inspire political action today. Thank you for listening. I spend before you today as a candidate for the Democratic nomination for the presidency of the United States of America. From Wonder Media Network I'm Jenny. Kaplan and this is Encyclopedia Annika. St Years Ago, a woman who was determinedly unbought, an unbiased was elected to Congress. Today! We're talking about that. Audacious leader, the first. African American US Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm. I am not the candidate of black America although I am black and proud. I am not a candidate of the women's movement of country. Although I am a woman and I'm equally proud of that. Surely was born in Nineteen, twenty, four to to immigrant parents living in Brooklyn New York. Love of education began in elementary school on her parents sent Shirley and her brother to Betas to live with their grandmother. Shirley credited the strict British style schooling there and her grandmother for teaching her that she was valuable. She started her career as an elementary school teacher. In nineteen fifty one, she earned her masters degree in Early Childhood Education from Columbia University. She then consulted for the New York City Division of Daycare. From an early age, Shirley was aware of racial and gender inequalities, and as an adult, she became involved in the New York City chapters of the NWC p., the League of Women Voters, the Urban League and the Democratic Party. In nineteen, sixty four. She decided she wanted to do more than volunteer, so she threw her hat in the ring and became the first African. American, woman elected to the New York state assembly. Surely, just kept on making history in nineteen, sixty eight, she ran and won a seat in the US. House of Representatives becoming the first African American woman in Congress. I'm concerned, actually overdue. Get terribly excited about. She was outspoken and her advocacy soon gained her the nickname fighting Shirley. She spent seven terms in Congress where she fought for women and minorities introducing over fifty pieces of legislation on their behalf. Americans all fellow countrymen. One day confronting the judgement of history in our country. All God's children. And each of us is is precious, is the wheel of the most powerful, general or corporate millionaire? Shirley was the first black woman and the second women. Serve on the powerful House Rules Committee. And then again, she looked higher. In Nineteen seventy-two surely sought the Democratic nomination for president. Xi faced intense discrimination and was blocked from participating in televised primary debates after taking legal action, she was permitted to make just once. Attempts to stifle Shirley's power didn't stop her from earning sport of thousands of students, women and minorities. They joined her efforts on the Chisholm trail, and despite having an under-financed campaign Shirley was able to enter twelve primaries. She secured the votes of one hundred fifty two delegates. She didn't win, but she ran. An impressive campaign inspired many. In nineteen, eighty, three, surely retired from Congress, but she wasn't finished having an impact. She became a professor at Mount. Holyoke college and their CO founded the National Political Congress of black women. She passed away in two thousand and five. Surely Chisholm left an indelible mark on our nation. Own Tune in tomorrow when we head across the Atlantic for the story of another incredible pioneer. Special shout out to the one and only lizzy Caplan. My sister and the research fanatic behind this amazing collection of women. You Tomorrow..
"national political congress" Discussed on Progressive Talk 1350 AM
"And seriously injured in a car accident all of this influenced her decision not to seek re election in nineteen eighty two she was also frustrated by feeling like she was less and less able to really serve her constituents some of this was due to the shifting political climate of the late nineteen seventies and early nineteen eighties her career had really been focused on helping the needy and protecting the marginalized things like an increase to minimum wage unions for domestic workers racial equality gay rights and daycare for working mothers and people on public assistance but it was harder and harder to get legislation like that past I thought about for a number of economic and social reasons voters in her district and in similar districts all around the country are becoming less and less engaged in politically active and that was making a lot more difficult for her to secure federal funds that would benefit them after retiring from politics Chisholm became Cherington professor of politics at Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts she commuted back and forth between the college and buffalo where she and her husband lived and she helped found the national political Congress of black women and she worked on Jesse Jackson's campaign for the presidency in nineteen eighty four and nineteen eighty eight her husband Arthur died in nineteen eighty six and nineteen ninety three surely Chisholm was offered the position of ambassador to Jamaica but she turned it down because their health was not good anymore she died on January first of two thousand five at the age of eighty in November of twenty fifteen president Barack Obama posthumously awarded her the presidential medal of freedom later on in her life she said that she didn't want to be remembered just as a member of Congress or a candidate for president but as in her own words a woman who fought for change in the twentieth century and that is surely Chisholm do you also have a listener mail I do have listener mail this is from Thomas and it is going all the way back to our Magnus Hirschfeld episode I know that was a while ago we have been recording lots of extra food to accommodate our tour of the west coast which I think by the time this episode comes out will have already happens but Thomas says dear Holly and Tracy thank you for the episode on Magnus Hirschfeld which I really enjoyed despite the tragic ending there is one extra tragic soda to the fate of gay men in the Holocaust if they manage to survive the concentration camps from ward then made to finish their sentences after the war by the occupying allies I can't even begin to imagine how those poor souls must have felt knowing they were still not going to be freed I think it's pretty little known even today that that happened a link to the US Holocaust museum article on this keep up the good work especially covering LGBT history which even now is barely a footnote and many school curriculums kind regards Thomas thank you so much for the snow Thomas I did not know that and I I will say it was surprising because it's not but it was an upsetting another idea that I was like wanting to research this and make sure that this is correct before we say it on the show and it is so what happened as we said at the end of the Magnus Hirschfeld upset is that a lot of gay men were arrested while the **** were in power and many of them were sent to concentration camps then when the concentration camps were liberated a lot of these men had been convicted of violating the anti homosexuality laws in Germany and they were put into regular prisons to finish out their sentences even though they have been in this concentration camp for a period of years so unlike a lot of them were returns to other prisons afterward said to basically serve out the the sentence they had a regionally been given after being convicted which is indeed horrifying so I know that's a very Downer place to end this episode but I felt like it was an important piece of additional information to include.
"national political congress" Discussed on Let's Get Civical
"Oh Lee. So she was given the name cokie by her brother. Thomas who had trouble pronouncing Kerlin show stuck in okay. Perfect to her father was Thomas Hale boggs senior a former Democratic majority leader of the House who served in Congress for more than three decades before he disappeared on a campaign campaign flight in Alaska. Like just gone in. Nineteen seventy-two literally all. Npr wrote about that. That was the lowest ended. We'RE GONNA circle back into an update presumed dead. Yes but the fact that the whole sentences. Her father was a congressperson and then his plane disappeared. It was down. Oh found the plane. All dead just disappeared. Yeah Hey hey planes because you can just disappear you just disappear. So her father disappeared on a campaign flight in Alaska in nineteen seventy two. Her mother Lindy Claiborne. Boggs took her husband's seat and served for seventeen years. La La Ninety. Thank you lady that he bugs. I was like Oh my God I mean this is thanks. Liberty wore one might or nine. She also served. Lindy also served as the US ambassador to the Vatican. Oh so that was super interesting. S Cookie Roberts is the only member of her immediate family not to run for Congress. Oh my God. I am the black sheep right at Thanksgiving. Aw but we're cookie. Roberts considered her role as a journalist and political analysis analyst as her way of like giving back and I mean she's not obviously not in the political world. Obviously that's her life's were met. She won Roberts numerous awards during her long journalism including three emmys. The Edward R Murrow award. She was inducted into the broadcasting and Cable Hall of fame. Love and she was recognized by the American women in Radio and Television as one of the fifty. Greatest Women in the history of broadcasting. Yeah cokie Roberts Zakharov cookie robbery love that I was. That was one of those. Like you know where you get the alerts on your phone that so and so is dead hand. Yeah it's a bummer of your Aubert's okay. I don't know if we can get this going. This like connection between people. The next one is completely different. Great I all of them are completely different. Great Okay so my next one is Fannie Lou Hammer and so this is all coming from the women's National History Museum And Debra Michaels who edited this piece. It's such a great website the national hip What do you have any loo? No but I have somebody who she who the person who wrote your material row yours material for somebody that we have similar interests. Okay this is fanny Lou Hammer. So Hammer was born on October. Six nineteen seventeen in Montgomery County Mississippi the twentieth and last child of Sharecroppers Luella and James Townsend. She grew up in poverty and at age. Six Hammer joined her family picking cotton by age twelve. She left school to work in. Nineteen forty four. She married Perry Hammer and the couple toiled on the Mississippi plantation owned by B. D. marlow until nineteen sixty two. So this sort of background information about her. This is like it all comes to so nineteen sixty. One Hammer received a hysterectomy by white doctor without her consent. Undergoing surgery to remove a uterine tumor such forced sterilization of black women as a way to reduce the black population was so widespread that it was dubbed a Mississippi Appendectomy. Oh I know yeah so. That's summer the summer of nineteen sixty one hammer attended a meeting led by civil rights activists James Foreman of the student nonviolent coordinating committee or the S. MCC C. And James Bevan of the southern Christian Leadership Conference the SEC Hammer was incensed by efforts to deny blacks the right to vote she became an S. NCC organizer and on August thirty first nineteen sixty two lead seventeen volunteers to register to vote at the Indian Ola Mississippi. Courthouse denied the right to vote due to an unfair literacy tests. The group was harassed on their way home when police stopped their bus and find them one hundred dollars for a trumped up charge that the bus was to yellow. What I know I know Jesus Christ in June of nineteen sixty three after successfully registering to vote hammer and several other. Black women were arrested for sitting in a whites. Only bus station restaurant in Charleston South Carolina at jailhouse she and several of the women were brutally beaten leaving hammer with a lifelong injury from a blood clot in her eye. Kidney damage and like damage so nineteen sixty four hammers. National Reputation soared as she co founded the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party which challenged the local democratic parties effort to block Black Participation Hammer and other IM- FTP members went to the Democratic National Convention. That year arguing to be recognized as the official delegation when Hammer spoke before the credentials committee calling for a mandatory mandatory. Integrated states delegations president Lyndon Johnson held a televised press conference so she would not get any television. Oh she was so afraid of her. Wow but her speech with its poignant. Description of racial prejudice in the south was televised later by nineteen sixty eight hammers vision for a Racial Party. And delegations had become a reality and hammer was a member of. Mississippi's first integrated delegation. Wow Hammer Victoria gray and and divine became the first black women to stand in the US. Congress when they unsuccessfully protested a Mississippi House election Then in Nineteen seventy-one. Hammer helped found the national women's Political Caucus. Wow Yeah and so. This is other sort of facts. Frustrated by the political process hammer turned to economics as a strategy for greater racial equality in nineteen sixty eight. She began a pig bank to provide free pigs for black farmers to breed raise and slaughter a year later. She launched the freedom farm cooperative buying land so that blacks could own and farm collectively with the assistance of donors. She purchased six hundred and forty acres and launched a cup store boutique and sewing enterprise. She singlehandedly ensured that two hundred units of low income housing were built many still exist today. The F. C. Or the freedom farm cooperative lasted until the mid nineteen seventies at its heyday. It was among the largest employers in the Sunflower County and then in nineteen seventy seven hammer of breast cancer at the age of fifty nine. But she's like a credited as like when you talk about the people who suffrage movements yes especially like you know feminist suffrage move people Fannie Lou Hammer is like often left off the list but she was like insert like she was one of the first women to do first black women to do so many things and like and like really what is effectively. What we now call micro grants. Yeah like I don't know if that she invented them. I don't know the history of micro me as a black woman in the south yeah was effectively putting two purpose micro grants for the betterment of the community. That's crazy love Fannie Lou. Wow Great. We'll we're going to do my complement to that. Which I'm sure you've heard of this person. I just I felt like I I had heard of her. Yeah and I didn't know as much as I should about her? Yeah he's definitely somebody who's talked about but not forgiving space but not enough so we're giving space. This is also. This is the link for this one coming from the National Women's History Museum with information written by Debra michaels goodness high some talk about Shirley Chisholm. Okay yes Shirley. So Shirley Anita's eight hill. Chisholm was the first African American woman in Congress and the first woman and African American to seek the nomination for president of the United States from one of the two major political parties. Yeah so she was born in Brooklyn New York on November heyhoe on November thirtieth nineteen twenty four. She was the oldest of four daughters to immigrant. Parents Charles Saint Hill. Who's a factory worker from? Guyana and Ruby Seal Saint Hill who was a seamstress from Barbados Love Shirley graduated from Brooklyn College where her professors encouraged her to get into politics but she considered herself to have quote a double handicap being both black and female ti so she. After graduating from Brooklyn college she worked in a nursery school and then went on to get her master's in Early Childhood Education. From Columbia. Even though she had like pushed the political stuff away she did start to get involved in local clubs which is like her trajectory is like star local our local and work your way up and she. I mean her. Biography is amazing and you know obviously so she was. She got her masters from Columbia. She got involved with the League of Women. Voters the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and W. P. The Urban League and the Democratic Party Club in bed. Stuy Brooklyn Lovat. So she was like I'm Gonna. She was like no. I said No. I'm going to like involve our her. Yeah Yeah so then. In nineteen sixty four Chisholm ran for and became the second African American in the New York. State legislature yes love it and then in nineteen sixty eight. She ran for and won her seat in Congress. Yes she yes black woman and Congress. Thank you dean sixty eight nineteen that is that is like literally they same time that Fannie Lou Hammer stuff is going down then okay so then She was fighting Shirley as they she was that was that was her nickname her name. She introduced more than fifty pieces of legislation in Congress and championed racial and gender equality the plight of the poor and ending the Vietnam War. Thank you Shirley Shirley. She was a CO founder of the National Women's political caucus teen seventy one and in nineteen seventy seven became the first black woman and second woman ever to serve on the powerful house. Rules Committee She so cool she so. In nineteen seventy two. She ran for the Democratic Party. Presidential nomination ran into some speed bumps much like our friend. Fanny I imagine. She was blocked from participating in televised primary debates. Yup and after taking legal action was permitted to make just one speech like Jesus the same story. It's the same story like Jesus. Battery like boy. Did Jesus give a speech? Did you miss televised? I know the same parallels yeah stories. So yeah so. She was blocked from participating in televised primary debates and after taking legal action was permitted to make just one speech still students women and minorities followed the Chisholm trail. She entered twelve primaries in earned. One hundred fifty two of the electoral delegates which was ten percent of the total. Yeah that's not that's not bad. That's not it's not bad despite an under-financed campaign contentiousness from the predominantly male congressional black caucus. She was absorbed by all that she was able to get ten percent of the vote. She retired from Congress in nineteen eighty. Three she served a long time. Yeah that's a long time. Say Twenty years and then she taught at Mount Holyoke College and Co founded. The National Political Congress of Black Women Love. She moved to Florida in Nineteen ninety-one. Good get some raise. Outta here get some Sun. At some point I forget which president was but somebody was like. Hey do you want to be ambassador to this thing? And she's like I've done my way and then she died in two thousand five mile while I know so amazing. Yep He's crazy amazing. We're going to take a quick break for a little word from our sponsors support.
"national political congress" Discussed on Slow Burn
"Episode is brought to you by mail. So you're ready to make that side-hustle your main hustle. Now would they start with the all in one marketing platform for mail chimp. That's what it has everything you need all in one place to give you a new business. A strongest start with the right marketing with easy to use tools like the number one email marketing solution website builder in Social Post Scheduler. You can jump Start Your Business and build your audience testing testing and learning as you go. Why would you start a business without Mel Chin? That would be crazy. You've got to get Melchiot. So learn more about the all in one marketing platform in MALE CHAMP DOT COM in her office in Washington. D C C delores Tucker displayed a photo of herself. arm-in-arm arm-in-arm with Martin. Luther King Tucker marched with Dr King from Selma to Montgomery in nineteen sixty five. Her civil rights activism launched her own political career career in her home state of Pennsylvania in Nineteen seventy-one Taco became the first black woman to hold a cabinet level position in the state. A Peter. Bailey was a reporter with Ebony magazine when he was assigned to write a profile of Tucker who was Pennsylvania Secretary of the Commonwealth. I think the lady to see in Pennsylvania named article in Ebony. Bailey spent three days with Tucker in Harrisburg the state capital and I came away from those three days that this is a person who takes care business that was my initial impression of her and it was never changed over the next twenty five years tacos career we're in state. Politics ended in scandal in one thousand. Nine hundred seventy seven. The governor fired her for using her office for personal enrichment she'd collected since thousands of dollars for Speeches and use state employees to write them after. That Tucker kept running for office Lieutenant Governor. US Senate House of Representatives but she never made it past the Democratic primaries but even she failed to win elections Tucker continued to get audiences with powerful people. She Co founded the National Political Congress Congress of black women and she makes the likes of Coretta. Scott King Jesse Jackson and Gloria Steinem. Yes she was a powerful presence. That's Eleanor Holmes Norton WHO's representative Washington. DC in the House of Representatives since Nineteen ninety-one she knew Tucker from civil rights work in the nineteen sixties and got reacquainted with her in the ninety S. We associate that kind of presence in making speeches and the rest with men like Martin Luther King. I'm not saying she was Martin Luther King but she was a very accomplished accomplished speaker Tucker drew her inspiration from the black church addressing crowds as if she was speaking from a pulpit as she spoke her voice. I would build into the sing song. intonation of Preacher Unity's we marched for our rights to Selma. was there with Dr King. Were beaten with billy clubs and were bitten with dogs. CBS unleashed by bull. Connor's we will not tolerate injustice and insults from our worst enemies then and we are going to accept insults from argue now now tucker was impossible to ignore. She wore colorful turbans to all public appearances as she carried. I self with the bearing of a woman who believes she belonged in any room in the fall of Nineteen ninety-three Tucker was at an event for the Congressional Black Caucus when the singers Dr Warwick in Melbourne Moore approached her warwick and more had had long careers in pop rb and they were outraged by the kind of that was now ascending to the top of the charts. Tucker a quickly agreed to join them in the fight against offensive rap lyrics she later claimed at the dangers of hip hop hit become real for her when her niece astor. What is a bitch? Here's Eleanor Holmes Norton again. I don't think there's any doubt that probably the average American find at music offensive a lot of cursing saying a lot of name calling Th there's nothing to be said for that as an artistic matter so she decided to go love strong against it Tucker was attacking black rappers but she also believe that white record executives were forcing them to traffic and demeaning stereotypes she called hold rap music pornography pointing to the graphic descriptions of sex and depictions of women as bitches. And hos.
"national political congress" Discussed on The Brown Girls Guide to Politics
"Hey listeners shot here. I want to drop in and tell you about an awesome new show for my sister's at wonder me network called encyclopedia. While manteca every weekday the next year. You'll hear a story of power house woman from history that you might not know about, but definitely shut, but SAS not all these episodes are just five minutes, long the perfect by sites or any moment in your day. You know, we are all about uplifting underrepresented voices here at the G I just had to take a moment to introduce you to this new show, today's episode betray Shirley Chisholm his, especially close to home for me, because the trail, she blazed and the legacy. She created allows me to the work. I do today. I hope you enjoy this episode and forget to subscribe to encyclopedia Manica wherever you get your podcast. I spend before you today as a candidate for the democratic nomination for the presidency of the United States of America. Wonder media network. I'm Jenny Kaplan. And this is encyclopedia Manica. Fifty years ago, a woman was determinedly unbought an unbiased was elected to congress today. We're talking about that Odyssey's leader, the first African American US congresswoman, Shirley Chisholm. I am not a candidate of black America, although I am black and proud. I am not a candidate of the women's movement of country. Although I am a woman, and I'm equally proud of that. Shirley was born in nineteen twenty four to, to immigrant. Parents living in Brooklyn, New York. Love is education began in elementary school on her parents and surely and her brother to bar betas to live with their grandmother, Shirley, credited, the strict British style, schooling there and her grandmother for teaching her that she was able. She started her career as elements schoolteacher in nineteen fifty one. She earned her masters degree in early childhood education from Columbia University. She then consulted for the New York City division of daycare from an early age, Shirley was aware of racial, and gender inequalities. And as an adult, she became involved in the New York City chapters of the NWC p the league of women voters urban league and the Democratic Party in nineteen sixty four she decided she wanted to do more than volunteer. So she threw her hat in the ring, and became the first African American woman elected to the New York state assembly. Surely just kept on making history in nineteen sixty eight she ran and won a seat in the US house of representatives becoming the first African American woman in congress boy can hear all charge concerned actually overdue. Do I don't get terribly cited a Bali? She was outspoken, and her advocacy, soon gained her, the nickname fighting Shirley, she spent seven terms in congress, where she fought for women and minorities. Introducing over fifty pieces of legislation on their behalf Americans all fellow countrymen one day, confronting the judgement of history in our country, all got children. I'm the of each of these pressures the veil of the most powerful general corporate millionaire. Surely was the first woman in the second woman curious serve on the powerful house rules committee. And then again, she looked tired in nineteen seventy two surely sought the democratic nomination for president Xi, faced intense, discrimination and was blocked from participating in televised primary to be after taking legal action. She was permitted to make just ones each attempts to stifle Shirley's power didn't stop her from earning the sport of douse of students women and minorities joined her and efforts on the Chisholm trail and despite having an under finance campaign, surely was able to enter twelve primaries. She secured the votes of a hundred and fifty two delegates. She didn't win, but she ran an impressive campaign, and inspired many in one thousand nine hundred three Shirley, retired from congress, but she wasn't. Having an impact she became a professor at mount holyoke college. And they're co founded the national political congress of black women she passed away in two thousand five Shirley Chisolm left, an indelible Mark on our nation. Tune in tomorrow when we head across the Atlantic for the story of another incredible pioneer. Special. Shout out to the one and only Liz Caplan, my sister and the research fanatic behind this amazing collection of women Accu tomorrow.
"national political congress" Discussed on Stuff Mom Never Told You
"You know, she was a very successful state politician, and she remained active even after she stepped down. She helped co found the national political congress of black women she taught at mount holyoke college in nineteen eighty three. She also campaigned for Jesse Jackson's presidential bids. Eighty four eighty eight and. And when Bill Clinton nominated her as ambassador to Jamaica. She was like, thanks. No, thanks because sh for health reasons, she she didn't want to take it on. And she ended up in classic move. She settled in Florida like you do and from there. She wrote and lectured, and until she died on January first two thousand five. Yeah. I mean. I am so grateful for what she did for voters. What she did for Americans what she did for women and women of color. The fact that she was able to so successfully be on the national stage and be so vocal. But it does break my heart. But she felt so unwelcome finally in politics that she was like I'm done because surely chosen was obviously not the type of person to back down. So the fact that politics at that time were becoming so hostile that. She was like, I'll just go lecture and get outta here. Like, that's that's very telling. Yeah. I mean because if she were sitting here in the podcast studio today, I would flip out. And then I have a hunch. She would be a little mystified at how celebratory we are. Because she said in her autobiography, quote that I am national figure because I was the first person in one hundred ninety two years to be at once a congressman black and woman proves I would think that our society is not yet either just or free. And that is the exact reason why she says repeatedly that she doesn't want to be remembered solely as being the first African American woman elected to US congress. I think she would be so much more excited to hear us talk about her record of advocating for domestic workers for immigrants for women of all colors for education and children in this country. You know, I that's where she found her power and inspiration. Well, one final quote of hers that this makes me think of is sort of another way that she has phrased the whole thing of I want to be remembered as someone who fought for change in the twentieth century at one point. She also said I want to be remembered as a woman who was herself. You know? I mean, she she never compromised at all who she was. And. Oh, man, if you could just get if only like bottle up, Shirley Chisholm character, you know. Yeah. And sell it. I'd take it like a vitamin every day. As what I and so I have really high hopes for this bio pic that Anita. Noni rose is supposedly working on she set to produce and star in it. And I will definitely eat that up if in when it comes to Theato's, absolutely. So listeners we want to know from you had you known about Shirley Chisholm. Are you listening to this episode in Brooklyn possibly in bed? Stuy and feeling a whole new significance for where you are. I hope you are. So let us know your thoughts. Mom stuff at how stuff works dot com. Is our Email address. You can.
"national political congress" Discussed on Stuff You Missed in History Class
"Chisholm became Sherrington, professor of politics at mount holyoke college in Massachusetts, she commuted back and forth between the college and buffalo where she and her husband lived, and she helped found the national political congress of black women and she worked on Jesse Jackson's campaign for the presidency in one thousand nine hundred four AM one thousand nine hundred eighty eight her husband Arthur died in nineteen eighty six and nineteen Ninety-three. Shirley, Chisholm was offered the position of ambassador to Jamaica. But she turned it down because their health was not good anymore. She died on January first of two thousand five at the age of eighty and November of two thousand fifteen President Barack Obama posthumously awarded her the presidential medal of freedom later on in her life. She said that she didn't want to be remembered just as a member of congress or a candidate for president. But as in her own words, a woman who fought for change in the twentieth century, and that is Shirley Chisholm. Do you also have listener mail. I do have listener mail. This is from. Thomas, and it is going all the way back to our Magnus Hirschfeld episode. I know that was a while ago. We have been recording lots of extra episodes to accommodate our tour of the west coast, which I think by the time this episode comes out we'll have already happened. But Thomas says dear Holly, and Tracy. Thank you for the episode on Magnus Hirschfeld, which I really enjoyed despite the tragic ending. There is one extra tragic coda to the fate of gay men in the holocaust if they managed to survive the concentration camps some were then made to finish their sentences after the war by the occupying allies. I can't even begin to imagine. How those poor souls must have felt knowing they were still not going to be freed. I think it's pretty little known even today that that happened a link to the US holocaust museums article on this keep up the good work, especially covering history. Which even now is barely a footnote and many school curriculums kind. Regards thomas. Thank you so much for this note. Thomas. I did not know that. And I I won't say it was surprising because it's not, but it was an upsetting enough idea that I was like let me go research this and make sure that this is correct before we say on the show, and it is. So what happened as we said? At the end of the Magnus Hirschfeld episode is that a lot of gay men were arrested while the Nazis were in power and many of them were sent to concentration camps. Then when the concentration camps were liberated a lot of these men had been convicted of violating the anti homosexuality laws in Germany, and they were put into regular prisons to finish out their sentences, even though they had been in this concentration camp for a period of years. So a lot of them were returned to other prisons afterward to basically serve out the sentence. They hit originally been given after being convicted which is indeed. Horrifying. So I know that's the very Downer place to end this episode. But I felt like it was an important piece of additional information to include. If you would like to write to us about this or any other podcast history podcasts at how stuff works dot com. And then we are also all over social media missed in history. That is where you will find our Facebook or Pinterest our, Twitter and our Instagram. You can come to our website, which is missing history dot com, and you can find a searchable archive of every.