Approx 4" tall finger puppets. Comes in Shirley Chisholm, Zora Neale Hurston, and Bessie Coleman:
Brooklyn-born activist and organizer Shirley Chisholm earned her M.A. at Columbia University and launched a career in early childhood education before entering politics. She served two terms in the New York State legislature, became the first African American woman in Congress, and was the first woman of color to run for the presidency as a major-party candidate. Though she lost her White House bid (and Nixon won), “Fighting Shirley” Chisholm forged a legacy of leadership, good faith give-and-take, and dedication to the promise of democracy.
Their eyes will all be watching Zora when you bring one of the Harlem ce's great writers to life in a puppet show! On your finger, she's a puppet; on your fridge, she's a magnet!
Elizabeth “Bessie” Coleman was an accomplished aviatrix and thrilling stunt pilot. She not only embodied human achievement, she showed her nation its potential for greatness. Barred by prejudice in the United States, she learned French, traveled to Europe, and earned her international pilot’s license. In spite of the racial hatred and discrimination against women, she returned home and set out to become both advocate and inspiration for others cheated of the chance to work toward their dreams. As she turned down segregated air shows and advocated equal opportunity, she encouraged other adventurous men and women of color to join her in the skies. This Bessie Coleman Magnetic Personality will remind you of the poor sharecropper’s daughter who longed to fly and who did not quit until she’d led her country toward the future.