Honor for Mink
A sampling of social media posts related to the late U.S. Rep. Patsy Mink receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom on Monday
- The late Congresswoman Patsy Mink, who represented Hawaii in the U.S. House of Representatives for 12 terms, was among 18 lawmakers, artists and activists honored with the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
- Recipients that also included Ethel Kennedy, journalist Tom Brokaw, actress Meryl Streep and singer-songwriter Stevie Wonder were recognize by President Barack Obama at a White House ceremony on Monday.
- Mink was perhaps best known as the chief sponsor and co-author of the landmark Title IX legislation, passed in 1972, which protects students from gender discrimination in federally-supported education programs and activities. The law was renamed the Patsy Takemoto Mink Equal Opportunity Education Act after her death in 2002.
- U.S. Rep.-elect Mark Takai also noted the honor for Mink.