This Week in Black History

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Jan. 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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