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Inventory of the Yvonne W. Brathwaite Papers
LP68; LP69  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biographical Sketch

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Yvonne W. Brathwaite Papers
    Inventory: LP68; LP69
    Creator: Brathwaite, Yvonne W.
    Repository: California State Archives
    Sacramento, California
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Publication Rights

    For permission to reproduce or publish, please contact the California State Archives. Permission for reproduction or publication is given on behalf of the California State Archives as the owner of the physical items. The researcher assumes all responsibility for possible infringement which may arise from reproduction or publication of materials from the California State Archives collections.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Yvonne W. Brathwaite Papers, LP68; LP69, California State Archives.

    Biographical Sketch

    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.