Black in the Day…A Trailblazing Congresswoman was Born

October 5,1932: On this day, a trailblazing Congresswan was born. Yvonne Braithwaite Burke has achieved a number of firsts during her career in American politics.  Yvonne Brathwaite Burke was the first Black woman elected to Congress from California as well as the first member of the House of Representatives to give birth while in office and the first to be given maternity leave by the Speaker of the House. She also  was the first African-American vice chair of the Democratic National Committee and was the first woman to head the Congressional Black Caucus.…