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Jeannette Rankin (1880-1973), first woman elected to Congress, was asked if she knew of any babies named for her: "Oh, yes. I’ve three namesakes already. I wrote to their mothers and asked for the babies’ pictures, and I hope they all grow to be Congresswomen."

Jeannette Rankin first woman elected to Congress, was asked if she knew of any babies named for her: "Oh, yes. I’ve three namesakes already. I wrote to their mothers and asked for the babies’ pictures, and I hope they all grow to be Congresswomen.

Joseph Hayne Rainey the first African American to serve in the United States House of Representative was seated December 12th 1870.

Joseph Rainey Joseph Rainey was America's first Black congressman Date: Thu, On this date in Joseph Hayne Rainey was born. A former slave, he was the first Black man to serve in the U. House of Representatives

Poll: Which "Around the Way Girl" name -- Lisa, Angela, Pamela, or Renee -- do you like best? Click through to vote. #names

Baby Name Battle – Lisa, Angela, Pamela, Renee

When did baby name stealing become a thing? Was it popularized by an early Sex and the City episode...? #shayla #SatC

When did baby name stealing become a thing? Was it popularized by an early Sex and the City episode.

Why "Birdie" is the New "Muffy"

This 19th Century Baby Name Is Making a Huge Comeback

This Century Baby Name Is Making a Huge Comeback

Here's a family with 9 siblings named Michael, Marina, Martin, Marvin, Martina, Miguel, Mario, Mary, and Mina. Let's say the family were going to welcome a 10th baby. What 1 female and 1 male name would you suggest to them?

If you were tasked with choosing a sibling name for this family, what name would you choose?

Florence Prag Kahn was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from California's 4th district from 1925 - 1937.  She was elected to Congress to fill the vacancy left by the death of her husband, Julius Kahn.

Florence Prag Kahn was a member of the U. House of Representatives from California's district from 1925 - She was elected to Congress to fill the vacancy left by the death of her husband, Julius Kahn.

"My presence here is one additional bit of evidence that the American Dream need not be forever deferred." Rep. Barbara Jordan of Texas at the Democratic National Convention in New York City, New York, United States, 1976, photograph by Associated Press (photographer unattributed). Rep. Jordan was the first African-American and the first woman to deliver the party's keynote address.

LGBT History Month Icon Of The Day: Barbara Jordan Barbara Jordan – first African American from a southern state to serve in the US House of Representatives, first African American to serve a keynote speaker at the Democratic National Convention

Equal Rights Amendment (ERA): “Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex.” Read more on the GenealogyBank blog: “Congress Passed the Amendment for Women’s Equal Rights in 1972.” http://blog.genealogybank.com/congress-passed-the-amendment-for-womens-equal-rights-in-1972.html

On 22 March 50 years of hard work by women’s rights activists finally paid off when Congress passed the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA).

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