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|Varying Form of Title:||History Makers video oral history with The Honorable Barbara Lee|
The Honorable Barbara Lee
|Other authors / contributors:||Lee, Barbara, 1946- interviewee.|
Crowe, Larry F., interviewer.
Hickey, Matthew, director of photography.
HistoryMakers (Video oral history collection), production company.
|Digital file characteristics:||video file|
|Notes:||Videographer, Matthew Hickey.|
Larry Crowe, interviewer.
Recorded Oakland, California 2013 November 5.
|Summary:||State senator and U.S. Congresswoman Barbara Lee was born on July 16, 1946 in El Paso, Texas. She earned her B.A. degree in psychology from Mills College in 1973 and her M.A. degree in social work from University of California at Berkeley in 1975. In 1990, Lee was elected to the California State Assembly and in 1996, she was elected to the California State Senate. As a Democrat, she worked with California's Republicans and sponsored sixty-seven bills that were signed into law. In 1998, she became the first woman to represent California's then-9th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives. She was chair of the Congressional Black Caucus from 2009 to 2011. She was elected as the first woman to represent California's now-13th Congressional District in 2013. She received the Willie L. Brown, Jr. Leadership Award and in 2009, the National Urban League honored her with their Congressional Leadership Award.|