Yvonne Brathwaite Burke


Yvonne Brathwaite Burke (née Perle Yvonne Watson) born Los Angeles, CA October 5, 1932. Lawyer; three-term Congresswoman, 1973-9; County Commissioner; marched with Martin Luther King, Jr.; opposed Vietnam war.


"Today, women are on the march again. Our impact is being felt in all segments of society. I believe this time our participation in government will be permanent." (Wash. Afro-American, July 27, 1976; photo Wikipedia)