Title: Yvonne W. Brathwaite Papers
Inventory: LP68; LP69
Brathwaite, Yvonne W.
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Yvonne W. Brathwaite was first elected in 1966 from the 63rd Assembly District. A Democrat, Mrs. Brathwaite is the first Black
woman elected to the California Assembly. Her district, in the south-west part of Los Angeles County, has a two to one Democratic
registration edge and is 35% Black. A lawyer in private practice, Mrs. Brathwaite has been a vigorous civil rights advocate
and has sponsored legislation calling for more effective education for Los Angeles pupils on double sessions, better recreation
facilities to cut delinquency, strong fair employment legislation and tax reform Mrs. Brathwaite was elected to Congress in
1972 General Election representing the 37th Congressional District.