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Pelosi unveils portrait of Title IX icon Patsy Mink

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U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi unveiled a portrait of the late Congresswoman Patsy Mink, who was the first woman of color elected to the U.S. House of Representatives. Mink is considered the "Mother of Title IX" and her portrait unveiling comes on the 50th anniversary of Title IX being signed into law. "It is my honor to welcome all of you to celebrate Congresswoman Patsy Takemoto Mink, a trailblazing elected official, a legendary champion of equality, and our beloved colleague and friend," said Pelosi. The 50 year old Title IX law is best known for its role in gender equity in athletics and preventing sexual harassment on campuses. It was signed into law by President Richard Nixon on June 23, 1972, after being shepherded through Congress in part by Congresswoman Mink.

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