Jasmyne, Pam and Alicia will appreciate this one. The Congressional Black Caucus honors one of its founding members. A portrait of the late Rep. Shirley Chisholm (D-NY), the first black woman elected to Congress, was unveiled on Capitol Hill exactly 40 years to the day of her swearing in.
On hand for the unveiling, from the left, are: Congressional Black Caucus Chair Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA), House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA), Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), Rep. Donna Edwards (D-MD) and Rep. Yvette Clarke (D-NY).
In 1972, Shirley Chisholm became the first major-party black candidate for President of the United States and the first woman to run for the Democratic presidential nomination.
Illustrator and artist Kadir Nelson's portrait hits the apppropriate mark for a woman whose memoir is titled Unbought and Unbossed, says the DC Examiner, depicting "a playful rendition of Chisholm, arms folded across her chest with an indignant index finger wagging."