A Woman to Know: Patsy Mink
|Julia Carpenter||Jul 28, 2016|
[Be] willing to cut the first furrow in the ground. — Patsy
(image via Library of Congress)
How's this for some "firsts": the first Japanese-American woman to practice law in Hawaii, the first woman of color elected to the U.S. House of Representatives, the first Asian-American woman to serve in Congress *and* *in addition to all of that* the first Asian-American woman to run for president.
Oh, and there's more. She wrote Title IX -- and got it passed.
I mean, wow. Wow.
Add to your reading list:
A Heart in Politics: Women Who Dared (Sue Davidson)
A Minority of Members: Women in the U.S. Congress (Hope Chamberlin)
Called from Within (Mari J. Matsuda)
Patsy Mink, Hawaiian Congresswoman, Dies at 74 (The New York Times)
The Mother of Title IX: Patsy Mink (The She Network)
Patsy Takemoto Mink (National Women's History Museum)
Patsy Takemoto Mink (Women on 20s)
Patsy Mink: Political Pioneer (University of Chicago)
Ahead of the Majority: Patsy Mink (Kimberlee Bassford)
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