Everyone told her no, so she rewrote the rules...
AHEAD OF THE MAJORITY: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF PATSY MINK
Kimberlee Bassford's documentary explores the life and times of the late U.S. Representative Patsy Takemoto Mink (1927-2002), the first woman of color in Congress and driving force behind Title IX, the landmark legislation that mandated gender equity in education.
ADDITIONAL BIBLIOGRAPHIC SOURCES
Suggested further readings.
Hightower-Langston, Donna. A to Z of American Women Leaders and Activists. Facts on File, 2002
Stineman, Esther. American Political Women. Contemporary and Historical Profiles. Littleton, Co.: Libraries Unlimited, 1980.
Leavitt, Judith A. American Women Managers and Administrators. A Selective Biographical Dictionary of Twentieth-Century Leaders in Business, Education, and Government. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1985.
Korematsu, F. "A Tribute to Patsy Takemoto Mink." Asian-Pacific Law & Policy Journal 6:1 (Winter 2005), p. 223-229.
The Asian American Almanac. A Reference Work on Asians in the United States. Detroit: Gale Research, 1995.
Called from Within: Early Women Lawyers of Hawaii. Matsuda, Mari J., ed. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 1992.
Contemporary Heroes and Heroines, Book IV. Gale Group, 2000.
Baker, Christina Looper, and Christina Baker Kline. The Conversation Begins: Mothers and Daughters Talk About Living Feminism. New York: Bantam Books, 1996.
Encyclopedia of Women in American Politics (The American Political Landscape Series.) Jeffrey D. Schultz and Laura van Assendelft, eds. Phoenix: Oryx Press, 1999.
Cullen-DuPont, Kathryn. Encyclopedia of Women's History in America. Second edition. New York: Facts On File, 2000.
Encyclopedia of World Biography Supplement. Vol. 18. Detroit: Gale Research, 1998.
Davidson, Sue. A Heart in Politics: Jeannette Rankin and Patsy T. Mink. Seattle: Seal Press, 1994.
Notable Asian Americans. Detroit: Gale Research, 1995.
Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives. Kenneth T. Jackson, Karen Markoe, and Arnold Markoe, eds. Vol. 6, 2000-2002. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 2004.
Sinott, Susan. Extraordinary Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. Rev. ed. New York: Children's Press, 2003.
True to Ourselves: A Celebration of Women Making a Difference. Neuman, Nancy M., ed. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass Publishers, 1998. (includes a chapter titled, "Change in Plans, Patsy T. Mink.")