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Making History: Black Women in American Politics

Making History: Black Women in American Politics 1938 1972 1987 Lottie Shackelford becomes the first Crystal Dreda Bird Fauset (D-PA) 2008 2014 Shirley Chisholm becomes the first woman and the first Black person to have her name placed in nomination for the presidency at a Democratic Black woman mayor of one of the becomes first Black woman elected nation's 100 largest cities (Little Rock, Arkansas). Karen Bass (D-CA) becomes the first Black woman speaker Mia Love (R-UT) becomes the first to a state legislature. 1979 Vel Phillips (D-WI) becomes the first Black woman of a state house. Black Republican National Convention. elected to a statewide executive office. woman elected to Congress. NO WE'RE VO OBAMA 1929 1977 Minnie Buckingham Harper (R-Wv) becomes first Black woman appointed to 1968 Patricia Roberts 2008 Harris becomes the a state legislature. 1992 Black women vote at a higher rate than all other race x gender subgroups for the first time in U.S. history (repeated in 2012). first Black women Shirley Chisholm (D-NY) becomes first Black woman appointed to a Carol Moseley Braun (D-IL) becomes the first Black elected to Congress. presidential cabinet. woman elected to the Un PAROL RUTGERS States Senate. Barbara Jordan (D-TX) becomes the first Black woman to deliver the keynote address 1976 Center for American Women and Politics at a major party convention. RAUN

Making History: Black Women in American Politics

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Celebrating Black History Month with a timeline of firsts for Black women in American politics.

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