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Miami Valley Peace Heroes Trail 

Lifting up peace heroes - for the next generation to learn how everyday people can succeed in making the world less violent and more just. Supporting peacebuilding through  Miami Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship and our peacebuilding partners.

Support Shirley Chisholm in the Peace Heroes Trail 2022



Donna & Andy Wilson


Donna & Andy Wilson


Alice Diebel


Catherine Queener

“If they don't give you a seat at the table, bring a folding chair.”


Shirley Chisholm

Congressional representative, educator, author, presidential candidate  

1924 - 2005   

“The main fact is that we cannot squander [in Vietnam] the lives, the money, the energy that we need desperately here, in our cities, in our schools.”

Her motto and title of her autobiography—Unbought and Unbossed—illustrates Shirley Chisholm’s outspoken advocacy for women and minorities during her seven terms in the U.S. House of Representatives. 

Chisholm introduced more than 50 pieces of legislation and championed racial and gender equality, the plight of the poor, and ending the Vietnam War.

She was a co-founder of the National Women's Political Caucus in 1971, and in 1977 became the first Black woman and second woman ever to serve on the powerful House Rules Committee.  –by Debra Michals in Women’s History.org

We selected Shirley Chisholm as a peace hero because:

Shirley Chisholm refused to play the games that nearly every politician plays to retain power and get re-elected. She was a truth-teller.

Web links

Biography             https://www.womenshistory.org/education-resources/biographies/shirley-chisholm

Quotations         https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/142616.Shirley_Chisholm





Documentary     Chisholm ‘72: Unbossed and Unbought. DVD. Directed by Shola Lynch. 20th Century Fox,  2005. DVD.

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