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The Juanita Millender-McDonald collection (1992-2007) includes: correspondence, newsletters, press releases, speeches, reports, flyers, questionnaires, bills and amendments, greeting cards, newspaper clippings, and ephemera including photos, plaques and video tapes. A large number of files are devoted to the Congressional Black Caucus, Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, the Congressional Caucus on Women’s issues, California Assembly, and House Administration. Subjects include labor issues, HIV/AIDS, CIA Nicaraguan Contra scandal, education, minority issues, finance, health, the John Kerry Presidential Campaign, political practices and policies, transportation and China.
Juanita Millender-McDonald (1938-2007) was an educator, civic leader and congresswoman who championed women’s and minority issues, human rights and education. She was born in Birmingham, Alabama on September 7, 1938. At three, her mother died and her father moved his family of five children to the Los Angeles area. She received her B.A. in Business at the University of Redlands (1981), and a M.A. in Education Administration from California State University, Los Angeles (1988). She began her career as an English teacher in the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) while studying for her first graduate degree. After receiving her Masters, she left the classroom to become a writer for the LAUSD and edited a textbook called Images. The textbook, which was written to steer female students toward non-traditional careers, exemplified Millender-McDonald's life-long interest in women's issues. Later, she was appointed as Director of Gender Equity Programs for the LAUSD.
32 boxes [13.34 linear ft]
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