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This #WomensHistoryMonth , it’s an honor to recognize Illinois’ own Carol Moseley Braun, the first woman of color elected to the U.S. Senate. Senator Braun was a trailblazer for our democracy & her leadership opened doors for women in public service across the country.

Joe Biden said tonight that he had the endorsement of the "only African American woman" elected to the US Senate, referring to former US Sen. Carol Moseley Braun. But that isn't true. “The other one is here,” Kamala Harris said.

Joe Biden was referring to his endorsement by Carol Moseley Braun, the first African American woman to be elected to a Senate seat. Kamala Harris, a Senator on the debate stage, fact-checked in real time: "I'm right here." #DemDebate 

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From the Magazine: For the first time in 20 years, former senator Carol Moseley Braun is back on the campaign trail, stumping for Joe Biden

GOP SENATORS ON IMPEACHMENT: Republican senators Lindsey Graham and Steve Daines are speaking alongside former Democratic senator Carol Moseley Braun about the impeachment trial of Pres. Trump, which is set to resume shortly.

Joe Biden said he has the support of former U.S. Sen. Carol Moseley Braun. But he flubbed that reference — calling her the “only” black female senator, rather than the “first.” “No. No,” Kamala Harris responded. “The other one is here.”

Joe Biden noted that he has the support of former Sen. Carol Moseley Braun. But he flubbed that reference, calling her the “only” black female senator, rather than the “first.” Kamala Harris replied: “No. No. The other one is here.”

To @Lawrence  O'Donnell - Some of us of course knew @JoeBiden  was referring to Carol Moseley Braun. Best, Lynn.

Factcheck for Joe Biden: Two Black women have been elected to the U.S. Senate — The first was former Sen. Carol Moseley Braun (D-Ill.). The second is on stage with him tonight, Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.)

When Biden refers to Carol Moseley Braun as the only black female elected to U.S. Senate. #DemDebate 

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"The Vice President ... has got a record he can be proud to stand on, and proud to run on," says former Sen. Carol Moseley Braun, of Joe Biden. "I'm proud to stand with him," she says.

#OTD in 1992, Carol Moseley Braun became the first African American woman elected to the Senate. She is a trailblazer for women of color and is a strong advocate for social justice. #BlackGirlMagic 

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On this day in 1992, Carol Moseley Braun was elected as our country’s first Black woman senator. Grateful for her incredible service to Illinois and our country, and helping pave the way for our nation's future leaders.

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“What we saw … was evil unleashed on paradise,” says Carol Moseley Braun, former US ambassador to New Zealand. “Unless we begin to address the root causes of this kind of hate-filled intolerance ... we will continue to see this sort of thing happen.”

Before Carol Moseley Braun, before Barack Obama, before Hillary Clinton, Shirley Chisholm was both the first woman and the first African American to run for the nomination of a major party for President of the United States.

At with Carol Moseley Braun'>Senator Carol Moseley Braun to receive the Legacy Award. Thank you for this incredible honor. African American women stood up for our democracy this year, and now it’s time to get to work. Let’s show everyone the power of ! #BlackGirlMagic  #BlackWomenLead 

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Carol Moseley Braun: first & only female African-American Senator – elected on Nov. 3, 1992. Thank u for breaking ground & paving the way.

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Both Senators Kamala Harris and Cory Booker have been appointed to the Senate Judiciary Committee. Only one other African-American senator, Carol Moseley Braun, had served on this body in the past 201 years.

“I cannot escape the fact that I come to the Senate as a symbol of hope and change,” Carol Moseley Braun said shortly after being sworn in.

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