1. Shirley Chisholm
Chisholm was a Congresswoman for NY's 12th Congressional District from 1969-1983.
2. Barbara Jordan
Jordan served as a congresswoman in the United States House of Representatives from 1973 to 1979.
3. Carol Moseley Braun
Moseley Braun represented Illinois in the United States Senate from 1993 to 1999.
4. Maxine Waters
Waters has been a member of the United States House of Representatives since 1991.
5. Condoleezza Rice
Rice served as Secretary of State under President Bush.
6. Eleanor Holmes Norton
Holmes Norton is a Delegate to Congress representing the District of Columbia.
7. Barbara Lee
Lee is a Democrat representing California's 9th congressional district.
8. Sheila Jackson Lee
Lee is a Democratic congresswoman representing Texas's 18th congressional district.
9. Cynthia McKinney
In '08, the Green Party nominated her for the presidency. She was the 1st Black woman to represent Georgia in the House.
10. Corrine Brown
Brown is a Democrat representing Florida's 3rd Congressional District.
11. Mia Love
Love is the first female African-American to serve as a city mayor in Utah.
12. Sheila Dixon
Dixon is the former mayor of Baltimore and recently resigned amid political accusations.
13. Carolyn Kilpatrick
She is a Democratic congresswoman and mother of former Detroit mayor, Kwame Kilpatrick.
14. Kamala Harris
Harris is the Attorney General for California and the first Black woman to hold this office.
15. Gwen Moore
Moore is a congresswoman representing Wisconsin's 4th congressional district.
Chisholm was a Congresswoman for NY’s 12th Congressional District from 1969-1983.