APSUH Hall of Fame / Lily Sinks
"We have to build things that we want to see accomplished, in life and in our country, based on our own personal experiences ... to make sure that others ... do not have to suffer the same discrimination."
Who was she?
College life pt.1
College life Pt.2
Once graduated from the University of Hawaii, Patsy was hired as a clerical work at the Honolulu Academy of the Arts. Her employer soon gave her the idea of going into the field of law, which Patsy soon undertook. In 1948, Patsy was accepted at the University of Chicago Law School were she excelled in her studies. While studying there, she soon met her future husband, John Mink, a white man. They were married in 1951, the year in which she also graduated.
"It is easy enough to vote right and be consistently with the majority . . . but it is more often more important to be ahead of the majority and this means being willing to cut the first furrow in the ground and stand alone for a while if necessary."
Political career / Death
accomplihments of patsy mink
- First Asian American and colored woman to be elected into Congress
- First Asian American woman elected into the Hawaii House
- Created the "Title IX" which was then renamed the "Patsy T. Mink Equal Opportunity in Education Act" after her death in 2002
- Inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame
- She was awarded a posthumous 'Presidential Medal of Freedom', the nation's highest civilian honor
- Reelected 7 times into Congress
- One of the first women to run for the presidency
- A documentary, "Patsy Mink: Ahead of the Majority", is being made about her
"I've run many many times, and I've lost many times, but I have never given up. A feeling that as an individual, and you as an individual can make a difference."
Why should she be in the apush hall of fame?
"She had no patience for injustice, and she had no patience for intolerance."
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