Jeanette Rankin was elected by the state of Montana and was the first woman elected to Congress.
Shirley Anita Chisholm became the first black woman elected to the United States Congress in 1968.
Jeannette Rankin was the first woman in the US congress.
In 1916, Jeannette Rankin, of Montana, was the first woman to be elected to the U.S. House of Representatives.
The first woman elected to the US Congress.
While not the first black woman elected to Congress, Barbara Jordan was the first black woman from the deep south to be elected to Congress. She represented Texas in the House of Representatives.
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Shirley Chisholm in 1968
Jeannette Rankin was the first woman elected to Congress on November 2, 1916.
She was the first African American woman from the South to be elected to Congress.
The first African American woman to serve in congress was Shirley Chisholm. She was elected to the House of Representatives in 1968. She served for 15 years.
Shirley Chisholm was the first black woman elected to represent New York in a Congressional seat in 1968.
Jeannette Pickering Rankin (June 11, 1880 - May 18, 1973) was the first woman in the United States Congress, elected in Montana in 1916 and again in 1940.
The first African American to be elected to Congress was Hiram Revels. He was elected into Congress on February 25, 1870.
Barbara Jordan was the first African American woman elected to Congress from the south. She was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives from the 18th district of Texas in 1973.
Dwarika devi thakurani is the first woman minister of Nepal.