A Watershed Year For Black Women’s Political Power In The South

Over the past two decades, Black women have increased their representation in state legislatures from 2.3 percent to 3.7 percent and their presence among women legislators from 10.3 percent to 14.8 percent. Black women also serve as mayors in five of the nation’s most populous cities. Meanwhile, Black women voted at the highest rates of any demographic group in the 2008 and 2012 elections and it was their record turnout that determined the outcome of last year’s special Senate election in Alabama won by Democrat Doug Jones.

Via: Facing South