06/23/2019: Shirley Chisholm

10:30 – 11:30 KUUF Sanctuary, Zelda Foxall: In 1972 Shirley Chisholm ran for U.S. President becoming the first woman and first African American in the ambitious bid for the White House. She garnered 152 delegates at the 1972 Democratic National Convention. Chisholm often noted that “between being black and being a woman, the biggest problem was being a woman.” On June 23 at KUUF’s Sunday Service, Zelda Foxall will portray Shirley Chisholm at the moment she announced her candidacy.

Zelda Foxall is a professional storyteller and has been telling stories professionally since 1994.  She has been a featured teller at Seattle Folklife and other storytelling venues such as festivals, churches, school assemblies, conferences, and even a wedding. She is also a former board member of the Seattle Storytellers Guild.

In 2000, she transitioned from telling stories to doing in-character vignettes of historically significant African American Women through a performing arts company she co-founded called “Cause It’s Art.” Zelda meticulously researches her subjects and through her, these women step forward to tell their own stories.

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