In her latest article for Black America Web, Tamika Mallory highlights Shirley Chisholm’s pivotal and historic 1968 House win, major strides in the number of female senators and Susan Rice’s possible nomination as President Obama’s secretary of state to argue that, while monumental gains have been made, there is a long road ahead before the glass ceiling is completely shattered.
In 1968, a woman by the name of Shirley Chisholm became the first African-American female to serve in the U.S. Congress. And a few years later, Chisholm broke ground again when she ran for President. Fast forward to the 2012 election, and women made historic gains in the Senate — they now hold 20 seats. But is that enough to say we made true change and progress? This past week, four female war vets filed suit against the Defense Department because of