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I ran across this story about a first in American history. 50 years ago we put a man on the moon, but we also put a woman, a black woman, in congress and a barrier was broken.
50 Years Ago Today, Shirley Chisholm Was Sworn In As The First African American Congresswoman
On this day in 1969, Shirley Chisholm was sworn as the nation's first African American Congresswoman. Two years later, she became one of the 13 founding members of the Congressional Black Caucus. And today, the Congressional Black Caucus swore in the largest class since its history. ....×