From the bus to the ballot box, Black women have been at the forefront of almost every progressive social movement in the United States.
Kamala Harris and Michelle Obama, especially, communicated powerful messages through their clothing.
Lee reflected on the first Black congresswoman's legacy just hours before Vice President Kamala Harris was sworn in to office.
Kamala Harris was sworn in as the first woman vice president, with girls around the country watching.
Fashion, skin-care products and makeup that support businesses run by Black, Native American, Latina owners.
Those who stood up to the status quo are the book's focus, including Madame Curie, Shirley Chisholm and Ellen DeGeneres.
"The Orange is the New Black" actress will portray the first black woman in Congress in the series about the movement to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment.
"Representation matters," she said.
The Democrat is among a new class of congresswomen taking the public's obsession with their looks and running with it.
Ilhan Omar, one of the country's first Muslim congresswomen, is among the CBC’s new members.