WASHINGTON (CBS) –- Ayanna Pressley, set to become the first black woman to serve Massachusetts in Congress, will work out of Shirley Chisholm’s former office on Capitol Hill.

Pressley tweeted on Monday that she’d be getting the space once occupied by her “shero” thanks to fellow incoming Representative Katie Hill, of California, who had a better number in the Congressional office lottery.

Chisholm was the first African-American Congresswoman, representing Brooklyn. She was also the first black woman to campaign for the Democratic party presidential nomination in 1972.

Ayanna Pressley and Shirley Chisholm. (Photos by WBZ-TV and Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Pressley tweeted that she got the news on her late mother’s birthday.

“How’s that for divine intervention,” she wrote.

After her historic election in November, Pressley shared a photo of herself posing beneath Chisholm’s official portrait with the caption “Because of her.”

Pressley and the rest of the new Congress will be seated on Jan. 3.

Comments (2)
  1. Alan B Flood says:

    EVERYTHING that happens to this lady is thru divine intervention. Her getting a certain office because someone deferred the office to her and it happened on her Mom’s Birthday? Come on, does this mean she was elected by divine intervention and therefore the divine source intends for her to be the next President? Let’s keep church and state separated as most liberals try to subvert anything related to Christian divinity. Those folks who thing Trump was elected by divine intervention are ridiculed to no end so assumedly she must be subjected to same ridicule treatments.

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