This Is How Rep. Barbara Lee Honored Shirley Chisholm On Inauguration


California Congresswoman Barbara Lee honored Shirley Chisholm, the primary lady to run for the Democratic presidential nomination, on Inauguration Day (January 20) by carrying very particular jewellery.

Lee joins American in celebrating Vice President Kamala Harris’ historic achievement by carrying a pearl necklace gifted to her from the Chisholm household.

“On this historic day, I am carrying Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm’s pearls, given to me by her goddaughter, who mentioned that her godmother, ‘wouldn’t need it every other means.’ Due to Shirley Chisholm, I’m. Due to Shirley Chisholm, Vice President Harris is,” Lee mentioned on Twitter subsequent to an image of her donning the pearls with a blazer.

Vice President Harris and former First Woman Michelle Obama additionally paid tribute to Chisholm by selecting to put on the colour purple. The colour was a frequent selection in Chisholm’s marketing campaign posters and ads and the colour highlighted the historic nature of Vice President Harris being sworn in on the Capitol Wednesday.