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Who was the first African American woman to be elected to the U.S. House of Representatives?

  • She had degrees in sociology and education and was director of the Hamilton-Madison Child Care Center in New York early in her career.
  • Before she was elected to the Senate, she was a New York State Assemblywoman.
  • After her political career ended, she taught politics at Mount Holyoke College.
  • President Clinton wanted her to be an ambassador to Jamaica, but she declined.

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