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Fact Check: Senator Kamala Harris's claim about black women elected to Congress Fact Check: Senator Kamala Harris's claim about black women elected to Congress
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Fact checked: Kamala Harris's claim about number of black women elected to the Congress Fact checked: Kamala Harris's claim about number of black women elected to the Congress
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Senator Kamala Harris, United States Senator from California and former California Attorney General, <a href="http://twitter.com/KamalaHarris/status/1068618223661268992">tweeted</a> that Shirley Chisholm inspired black women to seek congressional seats. In the tweet, Harris claimed the following: Senator Kamala Harris, United States Senator from California and former California Attorney General, <a href="http://twitter.com/KamalaHarris/status/1068618223661268992">tweeted</a> that Shirley Chisholm inspired black women to seek congressional seats. In the tweet, Harris claimed the following:
http://twitter.com/KamalaHarris/status/1068618223661268992 http://twitter.com/KamalaHarris/status/1068618223661268992
<strong>Claim: </strong> <strong>Claim: </strong>
"Over the past 50 years, more than 40 Black women have been elected to Congress" "Over the past 50 years, more than 40 Black women have been elected to Congress"
<strong>Factcheck: True. </strong> <strong>Factcheck: True. </strong>
This is true. According to the History, Art &amp; Archives of the US House of Representatives, 41 black women have been elected to Congress over the past 50 years. This is true. According to the History, Art &amp; Archives of the US House of Representatives, 41 black women have been elected to Congress over the past 50 years.
https://history.house.gov/Exhibitions-and-Publications/WIC/Historical-Data/Women-of-Color-in-Congress/ https://history.house.gov/Exhibitions-and-Publications/WIC/Historical-Data/Women-of-Color-in-Congress/
  <em>Related reading:</em>
  <a href="https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2018/2/26/1744904/-Inspired-by-Shirley-Chisholm-black-women-look-to-increase-their-political-representation-in-2018">Inspired by Shirley Chisholm, black women look to increase their political representation in 2018</a> <em>(Daily Kos, Feb 2018)</em>
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