The First Asian-American Member Of Congress, Patsy Mink | Episode 58


Patsy Mink is known for being the first Asian American woman elected to Congress, but her amazingness stretches far beyond that. Thanks to sexism and prejudice, Patsy was barred from attending medical school despite a stellar academic record. Her dream of becoming a doctor dashed by circumstances beyond her control, Patsy turned her attention to making sure all women had equal opportunities in education, becoming a lawyer and then a congresswoman who authored the revolutionary Title IX legislation that changed education in this country forever. Her accomplishments were numerous and her drive unmatched. Patsy Mink was one seriously bad bitch.

INTRO - 6:05 | We’re in uncharted waters this week recording from two separate time zones, so just an intro.

7:05 - 42:45 | Deanna tells us about our Person of the Week, Patsy Mink.

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