The Pantsuit Revolution

Photo by Nassim Handstied on Unsplash

The year was 1993. Carol Moseley-Braun had just become the first African-American woman to serve as a United States senator. She showed up, walked into the senate and caused a stir…

…and it wasn’t about her skin. (Well, maybe some of it was). Moseley-Braun was either unaware of or, well, ready to challenge a long-standing “gentlemen’s agreement” that women senators did not wear pants.

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