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Oral Histories: Yvonne Brathwaite-Burke

Yvonne Brathwaite-Burke

Yvonne Brathwaite-Burke

Washington, DC
Saturday, January 1, 2011

Yvonne Brathwaite Burke served in the United States House of Representatives from California in the 1970s. In this never before televised oral history from the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, she recalls the work of the caucus, her efforts on behalf of displaced homemakers, and an unlikely political battle to save the Capitol beauty shop for working women.

Immediately preceding is an interview with Elsie Scott – president and CEO of the CBC Foundation – who gives an overview of the ongoing oral history project, as the CBC marks its 40th anniversary in 2011.

Updated: Monday, January 3, 2011 at 2:53pm (ET)

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