FILM SCREENING -- Patsy Mink: Ahead of the Majority -- a film by Kimberlee Bassford

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Film & Other Media

Oct 201030

Japanese American National Museum
369 E First St
Los Angeles, California, 90012
United States

Patsy Mink: Ahead of the Majority is a one-hour documentary by Kimberlee Bassford that explores the remarkable political story of Patsy Mink, an Asian American woman who, battling racism and sexism, redefined American politics.

Small in stature but a giant in vision, she began her life on a Maui sugar plantation and rose to become the first Asian American woman and woman of color in the United States Congress. A firecracker and a fighter, she continually pushed the limits of what was acceptable, speaking out against the Vietnam War and entering the 1972 presidential primary, making her one of the first women to seek the nation’s highest office. She transformed America’s schools as the co-author of Title IX, the landmark legislation that opened up higher education and athletics to women.

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JANM . Last modified Oct 24 2010 11:34 a.m.

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