This Week in Black History West Edition

This Week in Black History

January 3, 1973

Yvonne Brathwaite Burke is sworn in to the U.S. House of Representatives, becoming California’s first African-American congresswoman. She later is appointed to the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, making her the first woman and first African-American board member.

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