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Fierce and Fearless: Patsy Takemoto Mink, First Woman of Color in Congress

National Archives Museum
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Thursday, October 6, 2022 - 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. EDT

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Authors Judy Tzu-Chun Wu and Gwendolyn Mink discuss Patsy Takemoto Mink, the first woman of color and the first Asian American woman elected to Congress. Fierce and Fearless is the first biography of this remarkable woman, who first won election to Congress in 1964 and went on to serve in the House for 24 years, her final term ending with her death in 2002. An advocate for girls and women, Mink was best known for her work shepherding and defending Title IX, the legislation that changed the face of education in America, making it possible for girls and women to more fully participate in school sports.

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