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    • Kandice Dickinson

      ⓦ Women's Wisdom & Wit ⓦ funny & inspirational quotes from women aging gracefully | Barbara Jordan: "Do not call for black power or green power. Call for brain power."

    • Patti

      Born on February 21, 1936, in Houston, Barbara Jordan was a lawyer and educator who was a congresswoman from 1972 to 1978—the first African American congresswoman to come from the Deep South and the first woman ever elected to the Texas Senate (1966). She captured the attention of President Lyndon Johnson, who invited her to the White House for a preview of his 1967 civil rights message.

    • Kacy Gradney

      I think that Barbara Jordan (1936-1976) was one of the most remarkable women in our history. She was the first African American since Reconstruction to serve in the Texas Senate and then the first African American woman from the South to serve in the U.S. House of Representatives. I did a project on her in 5th grade for black history month.

    • Vanie L.

      Barbara Jordan was born in HoustoN(TX). She graduated in Law at Boston Univ and had a major in political science. In 1966, she became the 1st African American state senator since 1883 and the 1st black woman to serve in that body.Re-elected to a full term in the TX Sen in 1968, she served until 1972. She was the 1st African-American female to serve as president pro tem of the state sen and served 1 day as acting governor of TX. In 1972, she was elected to Congress, the 1st woman to represent TX.

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