California Congresswoman Barbara Lee honored Shirley Chisholm, the first woman to run for the Democratic presidency nomination on Inauguration Day (January 20), with very special jewelry.
Lee and American celebrate Vice President Kamala Harris' historic achievement by wearing a pearl necklace given to her by the Chisholm family.
"On this historic day, I am wearing Congressman Shirley Chisholm pearls given to me by her goddaughter, who said her godmother 'wouldn't want it any other way'. Because of Shirley Chisholm, it's me. Because of Shirley It's Chisholm's Vice President Harris, "Lee said on Twitter alongside a picture of her donning the pearls with a blazer.
Vice President Harris and former First Lady Michelle Obama also paid tribute to Chisholm by choosing the color purple. The color was a frequent choice in Chisholm's campaign posters and advertisements, and the color emphasized the historical nature of Vice President Harris, who was sworn in at the Capitol on Wednesday.