Danai Gurira To Play First Black Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm

Black Panther’s Danai Gurira has signed on to portray Shirley Chisholm, the first Black congresswoman, in a film about her presidential run in 1972. Variety reports that the film, titled The Fighting Shirley Chisholm, will focus on how her campaign support “was populated by young people who sought social and political change during one of the most turbulent times in American history.” Cherien Dabis (Remy) will serve as director.

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