Patsy Mink was the first woman elected to Congress for the state of Hawaii, and was also the first minority woman elected. While her 1972 campaign wasn't very popular, she fought for equal rights and ran in opposition to the Vietnam War. This photo shows a group portrait of female members of the 89th United States Congress, in 1965 when Mink was elected.
Group portrait of female members of the 89th United States Congress, Washington DC, 1965. Pictured are, seated from left, Senator Maurine Neuberger (1907 - 2000), Representative Frances Bolton (1885 - 1977), and Senator Margaret Chase Smith (1897 - 1995); standing, from left, Representatives Florence Dwyer (1902 - 1976), Martha Griffiths (1912 - 2003), Edith Green (1910 - 1987), Patsy Mink (1927 - 2002), Leonor Sullivan (1902 - 1988), Julia Hansen (1907 - 1968), Catherine May (1914 - 2004), Edna F Kelly (1906 - 1997), and Charlotte Reid (1913 - 2007).