Patsy Mink (1927-2002)
-The first woman of color in the US Congress
-The first Asian American to run for president (1972 Democratic primaries)
-Represented Hawaii for 12 terms
-Authored Title IX
-Served as Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs under Carter
-As a student at the University of Nebraska, mobilized a coalition to end segregated student housing
-Mother of social justice advocate Gwendolyn (Wendy) Mink
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Trailer for Patsy Mink: Ahead of the Majority, a documentary about the first woman of color in Congress.
If you’re interested in screening the film for you school or organization, contact Making Waves Films.