Why Are There No Black Women In The US Senate?

I recently read a fascinating article on the number of women in the United States Senate.  I was struck by the title of the article, The Secret History of Women in the Senate” and thought it should have been titled “The Secret History of White Women in the Senate.”

Why are black women political voices so silenced, rendered invisible, treated as an afterthought, given their longstanding history of political engagement in American society?

P.S.–Please see here for more information on State of African American women fact sheet


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