Clarke Wants Statue Of Shirley Chisholm In The U.S. Capitol | Afro

Clarke Wants Statue of Shirley Chisholm in the U.S. Capitol | Afro

U.S. Rep. Yvette Clarke (D-N.Y.), a member of the Congressional Black Caucus, is the author of H.R. 4856 directing the Joint Committee of the Library to obtain a statue of the late Shirley Chisholm, the first African-American woman to serve in Congress, for placement in the U.S. Capitol Building. Clarke introduced the legislation on the House floor on Jan. 19 and referred it to the House Committee on Administration by the presiding officer.

A new bill would put a statue of Shirley Chisholm, the first Black woman elected to the U.S. Congress, in the U.S. Capitol …

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