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People/Characters: Barbara Jordan

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16 Extraordinary American Women (Extraordinary Americans) by Emma Hahn
American Political Speeches by Terry Golway
Barbara Jordan (Leading Women) by Lucia Raatma
Barbara Jordan: Congresswoman, Lawyer, Educator by Laura S. Jeffrey
John Glenn: A Memoir by John H. Glenn
Outstanding African Americans of Congress (Outstanding members of Congress series) by Shirley Washington
Pop by Gordon Korman
Washington Journal: The Events of 1973-1974 by Elizabeth Drew
What Do You Do with a Voice Like That? by Chris Barton
A Woman in the House (and Senate): How Women Came to the United States Congress, Broke Down Barriers, and Changed the Country by Ilene Cooper

Character description

Barbara Charline Jordan (February 21, 1936 – January 17, 1996) was an American lawyer, educator and politician who was a leader of the Civil Rights Movement. A Democrat, she was the first African American elected to the Texas Senate after Reconstruction and the first Southern African-American woman elected to the United States House of Representatives. She was best known for her eloquent opening statement at the House Judiciary Committee hearings during the impeachment process against Richard Nixon, and as the first African-American as well as the first woman to deliver a keynote address at a Democratic National Convention. She received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, among numerous other honors. She was a member of the Peabody Awards Board of Jurors from 1978 to 1980. She was the first African-American woman to be buried in the Texas State Cemetery.

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