As highlighted by the election of Vice President Kamala Harris in 2020, Black women have achieved significant political accomplishments in recent years. This fall, those groundbreaking achievements may grow as record numbers of Black women run for political office across the U.S. Even with all this progress, however, a Black woman has never been elected governor of any state in the country. That could very well change this year, as six Black women in five states are still in the running to become governors.