Last week, Congressional Black Caucus Chairwoman Joyce Beatty (OH-03) and the Congressional Black Caucus released the following statement:
“Women’s History Month is a time to reflect on the remarkable achievements women have made in American history and recommit to expanding equal opportunity here at home and around the world. From the earliest days of the American Revolution to leaders who powered the civil rights movement, our first female Vice President, and countless other unnamed heroes, women have driven the nation to live up to its ideals. For example, women like the honorable Shirley Chisholm, the first Black woman elected to the United States Congress, and the first woman and African American to seek the nomination for president of the United States from one of the two major political parties; or Patricia Harris, the first Black woman to serve as an American ambassador, and the first appointed to a Cabinet when she was named Secretary of Housing and Urban Development in 1977,” said Congressional Black Caucus Chairwoman Joyce Beatty.
Beatty continued, “As we celebrate women’s history this month, we must continue to draw inspiration from those who blazed a trail for progress. We stand on their shoulders as we march forward as a nation committed to equality, equal opportunity, and the full inclusion of every voice in our democracy.”