It’s no secret that politics is a man’s world, but the current 113th Congress holds a record high of women in office. Of the 535 members, 100 are women and 17 are African American. This progress is relevant to women, and especially to black women. Since 1917, when the first woman was elected, only 298 women have served in congress and only 33 of them have been African American. The 113th Congress sets another historical mark, as this is also the most black women who have ever served. put together a list of the 17 extraordinary women who are taking the limits off. Get to know these black women who are currently in Congress.

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