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You can’t change the past, but I can certainly help someone in the future, so they don’t have to go through what I did.”

In 1965, Patsy Takemoto Mink became the first woman of color to stroll the halls of the US Capitol as an elected member of the United States’ Congress. Just seven years later, she ran for the US presidency and was the driving force behind Title IX, the landmark legislation that transformed women’s opportunities in higher education and athletics