The Status of Black Women in American Politics

Did you know that Black women represent a significant economic and voting base within the American populace? Yet, they continue to suffer disproportionately from a variety of social ills and are seriously underrepresented in American politics and even in the pipeline towards elected office. The late Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm once said, “At present, our country needs women’s idealism and determination, perhaps more in politics than anywhere else.” This statement rings true today and Black women have a pivotal role to play in reshaping the direction of our country. Listen as Black women lead a conversation on The Status of Black Women in American Politics. Kimberly Peeler-Allen, Co-Founder of Higher Heights, will provide the latest data on Black women’s representation by the numbers. Discussed are the top barriers and opportunities that exist for Black women considering political leadership roles as well as explore pathways towards a truly reflective democracy.

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