Yvonne Braithwaite Burke, History

Congresswoman Yvonne Brathwaite Burke has one of the most incredible stories in politics. In 1973, she became the first woman serving in Congress to give birth, adding to a list of boundaries she broke over the course of her career. Born Perle Yvonne Watson in Los Angeles on this day in 1932, the future congresswoman…

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