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LGBT History Month Icon Of The Day: Barbara Jordan Barbara Jordan – first African American from a southern state to serve in the US House of Representatives, first African American to serve a keynote speaker at the Democratic National Convention

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Barbara Jordan, House of Representatives member, brilliant mind, person of great integrity

Barbara Charline Jordan born in 1936 was an American politician. She was elected to the Texas Senate after Reconstruction and the first southern black female elected to the United States House of Representatives. She is buried in the Texas State Cemetery.

Barbara Jordan, politician & a leader of the Civil Rights Movement. She was the 1st African American elected to the Texas Senate after Reconstruction & the 1st southern Black female elected to the US House of Representatives. She supported the Community Reinvestment Act, Workman's Compensation Act, & the renewal of the Voting Rights Act & its expansion to cover language minorities. She was a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Actress Viola Davis will portray her in a biopic…

Barbara Jordan, Native Houstonian, First Black woman elected to Tx Senate, First Black to serve TX Governor for a day, then became a US Congresswoman

Barbara Jordan - Congresswoman, professor, civil rights activist &  MS patient

Barbara Jordan - Congresswoman, professor, civil rights activist & MS patient. A great Texas woman!

Barbara Frittoli | Barbara-Frittoli-to-Sing-Elisabeth-de-Valois-in-the-Mets-DON-CARLO ...

Barbara Frittoli will sing the role of Elisabeth de Valois in next season's performances of Verdi's Don Carlo. These performances will be Frittoli's M

There is a place in God's sun for the youth "farthest down" who has the vision, the determination, and the courage to reach it. ~ Mary Mcleod Bethune - Educator

Mary McLeod Bethune American educator she served as special adviser on minority affairs to President Franklin D Roosevelt, she was a consultant on interracial understanding.

Shirley Chisholm

The Famous Faces Of Delta Sigma Theta

Shirley Chisholm - First Black Congresswoman was the first African American and first woman to run as a major party candidate for the presidency of the United States. Famous Women Of Delta Sigma Theta

Alexis Herman was named Secretary of Labor, the first African American to be nominated for that position and the fifth woman to be appointed, during President Clinton's second term. She is a graduate of Xavier University of Lousiana in New Orleans where she became an active member of the Gamma Alpha Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority and receiving the Bachelor of Arts in Sociology in 1969.

Alexis Herman, First African American appointed U. Secretary of Labor

GLADYS BENTLEY (1907-1960) began her career singing and playing piano at rent parties and the legendary speakeasies of "Jungle Alley" at 133rd. She appeared at Harry Hansberry's "Clam House" on 133rd Street, one of New York City's most notorious gay speakeasies, in the 1920s, and headlined in the early thirties at Harlem's Ubangi Club, where she was backed up by a chorus line of drag queens. She played piano and sang lyrics to popular tunes of the day in a deep, growling voice.

Gladys Bentley was a jazz singer who performed in Harlem's notorious gay speakeasies during the Harlem Renaissance while wearing a white tuxedo and top hat. She was notorious for flirting with women in her audience from the stage.