Rita Bosaho, Spain’s first black member of Parliament, was born in Equatorial Guinea when it was still a Spanish colony. After the death of her parents, when she was very young, she was raised in a foster family in Spain, where she trained as a nurse before entering politics two years ago.

She recalls being the only black child in a white foster family but her foster parents, she says, taught her early on the values of equality and justice.

When Spain’s new left-wing political party, Podemos, began searching for diverse, accomplished people, Bosaho joined their ranks, and on Dec. 20, 2015, she won a seat in Spain’s parliament—becoming “the first person of color, male or female, to do so in modern Spanish history,” reports Lauren Frayer.

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