In 1964 Patsy Mink won her campaign for a House seat from Hawaii and became the first woman of color to serve in Congress. Following a lengthy break in service, she later returned to the House in 1990.
Gwendolyn Mink describes the way her mother dealt with criticism.
History, Art & Archives, U.S. House of Representatives, “Patsy Takemoto Mink Poster,” https://history.house.gov/Collection/Listing/2014/2014-150-000/
(May 25, 2022)
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