2018 : Rashida Tlaib First Muslim-American Women Elected to Congress

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Rashida Tlaib wins U.S. House seat, becomes among first Muslim-American women elected

Former state Rep. Rashida Tlaib will be among the first two Muslim-American women elected to Congress after winning the seat of former Rep. John Conyers Jr., D-Detroit, on Tuesday.

She was also the first woman of Palestinian descent in Congress and previously  the first Muslim woman to serve in the Michigan legislature.

Sources :

Rashida Tlaib Wikipedia Entry.

Todd Spangler, “How Detroit’s Rashida Tlaib will make history in Washington“, Detroit Free Press, September 7, 2018.