Meet the 11 Women of Color Who Made History on Election Day

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Election Day 2017 saw a wave of diverse candidates, and more importantly, winners. Among them included more people of color and more LGBT individuals which is a testament to the role that progressive officials will hold in the coming years. Women of color also saw success in this election, including Charlotte, North Carolina’s Vi Lyles becoming the first African American woman to be elected mayor and Andrea Jenkins as the first transgender woman of color elected to public office.

Learn more about these trailblazing women by viewing the gallery.

Kesi Felton

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Kési Felton is a junior Journalism major from Atlanta, Georgia.She currently serves as the Content Director for Her Campus Howard and the Director of Communications for the Howard University Student Association. In addition to writing her own personal blog, she has written articles for The Hilltop, Walker's Legacy and Pretty Girls Sweat, LLC. Through digital storytelling, Kési hopes to amplify the voices and stories of underrepresented communities, beginning with Black women.

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