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Inventory of the Yvonne W. Brathwaite Papers
LP68; LP69  
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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.
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