Photo Credit Mark Stene.
Bronze statue of Maui-born Patsy Takemoto Mink outside the Hawaii State Public Library, Honolulu.
Time March 16/March 23, 2020 pp37-140 "100 Women of the Year".
1972 Woman of the year was Patsy Takemoto Mink. Patsy having been "rejected from more than a dozen medical schools because she was a woman and then faced discrimination as a practicing lawyer, devoted her life to advocating for gender equality and educational reform."
She was the first woman of color elected to congress and served in the House for 12 terms. Title IX "passed in 1972...prevents sex discrimination in federally funded educational institutions, owes its existence largely to the efforts of ... Patsy". In 2002 Title IX was "renamed the Patsy T. Mink Equal Opportunity in Education Act. She was posthumously awarded the "Presidential Medal of Freedom".
2244 notes. Read this issue to read short tributes to 100 Women of the year ranging from The Suffragists (1920) to Greta Thunberg (2019).