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There are still no Black women in the U.S. Senate

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Seth Masket

Professor; Director, Center on American Politics

Analysis  •

by Candice Norwood

The 19th

With Val Demings’ and Cheri Beasley’s losses, the Senate remains without a single Black women, and there have only been two in the chamber's history. This piece assesses some of the historical barriers to the Senate.

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