Congress has lost a couple of members in the past couple of days. On New Year's Day, former Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm passed away.
Any student of Congress should look into the career of Shirley Chisholm. While I may not agreed with her politics, and I don't, I do think she was a remarkable woman in any age. Here is a brief tribute from Wil Haygood at the Washington Post.
A Woman Of the People (washingtonpost.com)