Featured Document Display: The 50th Anniversary of Title IX

Tuesday, June 21, 2022 - Wednesday, September 7, 2022
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Sex discrimination in education put Patsy Mink on a path to becoming a legislator. Title IX —an act barring sex discrimination in education— was to be her signature legislative achievement.  

Denied entry to medical school because of her sex, Patsy Mink entered law school instead. She went on to become the first Asian American and first woman of color elected to Congress. The educational discrimination Mink faced as a young woman fueled her desire to secure equality for women in education. Title IX, the legislation she co-authored and fought for, was officially named the “Patsy T. Mink Equal Opportunity in Education Act” after her death in 2002.

Public Law 107-2155
Joint Resolution recognizing the contributions of Patsy Takemoto Mink, signed on October 29, 2002
National Archives, General Records of the United States Government

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