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United Press International [Photograph of Congresswoman Patsy T. Mink ]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09852 Author/Creator: United Press International Place Written: Type: Photograph Date: 2 February 1966 Pagination: 1 photograph ; 17.9 x 23 cm.

Summary of Content: One black-and-white photograph taken by United Press International dated February 2, 1966. Pictured is Represenatitve (D-Hawaii) Patsy Takemoto Mink reading Washington's Farewell Address. According to the wire transfer information, Mink was the first congresswoman to read this speech in Congress's chamber since 1932.

Background Information: Patsy Takemoto Mink (1927-2002) was the first Asian American women to be elected to the U.S. Congress in 1964.

People: Mink, Patsy T., 1927-2002

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Subjects: Japanese-AmericansWomen's HistoryGovernment and CivicsCongressPoliticians

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