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Midwest Mujeres Heritage Series Presents

Updated: Jun 4, 2023

MAY

ASIAN & PACIFIC ISLANDER HISTORY MONTH


Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month (AAPI Heritage Month) is an annual celebration that recognizes the historical and cultural contributions of individuals and groups of Asian and Pacific Islander descent to the United States.


We will get to know these notable Asian and pacific islander leaders in this month's blog series.

  • Patsy Mink

  • Christine Sun Kim

  • Toshiko Takaezu







 


 

PATSY MINK


  • Born in 1927 in Paia Hawaii

  • Was elected as a member of the House of Representatives in 1964

  • First Japanese-American woman to practice law in Hawaii

  • Also the first woman of color elected to the U.S. House of Representatives






Discover more about Patsy Mink





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