City Renames Park after Patsy Mink

Published: Aug. 30, 2007 at 7:58 PM HST|Updated: Aug. 30, 2007 at 9:19 PM HST
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Rep. Patsy Mink died in September 2002
Rep. Patsy Mink died in September 2002
Mayor Mufi Hannemann
Mayor Mufi Hannemann

WAIPIO (KHNL) - Celebrated Maui born civil rights leader Patsy Mink is honored as we celebrate the 35th anniversary of landmark Title Nine Legislation.

Thursday, the city held a ceremony renaming Central Oahu's Regional Park the Patsy T. Mink Central Oahu Regional Park.

The late congresswoman also served as a city council member and was a champion for women's rights.

"From these parks will come many more scholar athletes, from these parks will come many more champions who will represent the state of Hawaii in many areas," said Mayor Mufi Hannemann.

"But also, this park is a reminder of what Patsy Mink and John were all about, that this is about bringing families together, never forgetting your families, putting families first."

Mink was the driving force behind "Title Nine" which prohibits gender discrimination within federally funded educational institutions.