March Madness (03/11/2018)-Eliza “Lyda” Burton Conley v. Patsy Mink

Today’s head-to-head is between Eliza Conley and Patsy Mink. Eliza Conley,  the first Native American woman lawyer admitted to the United States Supreme Court and Patsy Mink who was the first Asian American Woman elected to Congress.  Which woman inspires you the most? You can vote by participating in our daily Twitter or Facebook poll, or by casting a vote at the Circulation Desk.  Happy voting! Eliza “Lyda” Burton-“One hundred thousand dollars would be no inducement whatever in buying my consent to the desecration of the graves of my parents.” Image via WikipediaLyda Conley was the first Native American woman lawyer in the United States when she was admitted to the Missouri State Bar in 1902. She was a member of the Wyandot tribe and best known for her active defense of the Huron Place Cemetery in Kansas City, Kansas. The Cemetery was guaranteed by an 1855 treaty because it was the burial grounds for many Wyandot members but…

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