The November elections have created the opportunity for Larry and Jean Murphy, owners of YoFresh Yogurt Café-Evanston, to unveil a portrait of the late Congresswoman Shirley Anita St. Hill Chisolm in their revolving artists exhibits.
The striking portrait was painted by local artist Peggy Lipschutz and was given to the café by Robert and Rose Johnson, long-time residents of Evanston.
Congresswoman Chisolm, the first African American female elected to the U.S. Congress, was Representative for the 12th District of New York. In 1972 she became the first female Democratic candidate to run for the Presidency of the United States. Her campaign “Unbought and Unbossed” characterized much of her professional
and personal life.
Inspired by the words of Eleanor Roosevelt, “Don’t let anybody stand in your way,” Congresswoman Chisolm became an outspoken advocate for women and minorities. She left behind a broad legacy on female- and minority-related issues.
The public is invited to come to the shop, 635-37 Chicago Ave., through Nov. 4 to view the Congresswoman’s portrait.