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 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.

Barbara Jordan(1936-1996) was an attorney and a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Texas's 18 district. Jordan became the FIRST African-American woman to be buried in the Texas State Cemetery.

Barbara Jordan(1936-1996) was an attorney and a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Texas's 18 district. Jordan became the FIRST African-American woman to be buried in the Texas State Cemetery.

Barbara Jordan was the 1st woman ever elected to the Texas State Senate in 1966. She went on to become the 1st African American woman from the Deep South to serve in Congress and, at the 1976 Democratic National Convention, was the 1st African American woman to deliver the keynote speech. Jordan dedicated her career to helping minority & disadvantaged groups. | www.nwhm.org | National Women's History Museum | #BarbaraJordan #BHM #BlackHistoryMonth #AfricanAmericanWomen #WomensHistory #NWHM

Barbara Jordan was the 1st woman ever elected to the Texas State Senate in 1966. She went on to become the 1st African American woman from the Deep South to serve in Congress and, at the 1976 Democratic National Convention, was the 1st African American woman to deliver the keynote speech. Jordan dedicated her career to helping minority & disadvantaged groups. | www.nwhm.org | National Women's History Museum | #BarbaraJordan #BHM #BlackHistoryMonth #AfricanAmericanWomen #WomensHistory #NWHM

Great Black Women in History Barbara Jordan Barbara Charline Jordan (February 21, 1936 – January 17, 1996) was an American politician who was both a product, and a leader, of the Civil Rights movement She was the first African-American elected to the Texas Senate after reconstruction and the first Southern black woman ever elected to the US House of Representatives She received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, among numerous other honors

Great Black Women in History Barbara Jordan Barbara Charline Jordan (February 21, 1936 – January 17, 1996) was an American politician who was both a product, and a leader, of the Civil Rights movement She was the first African-American elected to the Texas Senate after reconstruction and the first Southern black woman ever elected to the US House of Representatives She received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, among numerous other honors

Barbara Charline Jordan (February 21, 1936 – January 17, 1996) was an American politician and a leader of the Civil Rights movement. She was the first African American elected to the Texas Senate after Reconstruction and the first southern black female elected to the United States House of Representatives. She received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, among numerous other honors. On her death she became the first African-American woman to be buried in the Texas State Cemetery.  From…

Barbara Charline Jordan (February 21, 1936 – January 17, 1996) was an American politician and a leader of the Civil Rights movement. She was the first African American elected to the Texas Senate after Reconstruction and the first southern black female elected to the United States House of Representatives. She received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, among numerous other honors. On her death she became the first African-American woman to be buried in the Texas State Cemetery. From…

Barbara Jordan at the Austin, Texas  airport  --  The first, life sized statue of the late Barbara Jordan resides in the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. Created by California artist Bruce Wolfe, the bronze sculpture depicts Jordan seated, in deep thought, with her finger tips pressed together; her glasses and a book placed in her lap.

Barbara Jordan at the Austin, Texas airport -- The first, life sized statue of the late Barbara Jordan resides in the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. Created by California artist Bruce Wolfe, the bronze sculpture depicts Jordan seated, in deep thought, with her finger tips pressed together; her glasses and a book placed in her lap.

Barbara Jordan (1936 – 1996) was a leader of the Civil rights movement and later became the first Black woman elected to the United States House of Representatives. Among other notable achievements, Jordan introduced legislature to extend the state ratification deadline for the Equal Rights Amendment, and campaigned to include Native Americans, Latinos, and Asian-Americans when extending the Voting Rights Act of 1965, and supported the Community Reinvestment Act.

Barbara Jordan (1936 – 1996) was a leader of the Civil rights movement and later became the first Black woman elected to the United States House of Representatives. Among other notable achievements, Jordan introduced legislature to extend the state ratification deadline for the Equal Rights Amendment, and campaigned to include Native Americans, Latinos, and Asian-Americans when extending the Voting Rights Act of 1965, and supported the Community Reinvestment Act.

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, 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, first African-American Congresswoman to come from the Deep South...#womenleaders #blackwomenleaders

Barbara Jordan, first African-American Congresswoman to come from the Deep South...#womenleaders #blackwomenleaders

Barbara Jordan. First African American woman Elected to the House of Representatives,  Statue in Austin, TX.

Barbara Jordan. First African American woman Elected to the House of Representatives, Statue in Austin, TX.

BARBARA JORDAN (1936-1996) - Noted for excellence in oratory and constitutional law, she was the 1st African American elected to the Texas legislature (1966) and in 1972, the first black woman elected to Congress from the South (D-TX). Re-elected to Congress twice, in 1977, she declined to run again and became a professor of government at the University of Texas. She received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Bill Clinton in 1994 and was honored with a U.S. postage stamp in…

BARBARA JORDAN (1936-1996) - Noted for excellence in oratory and constitutional law, she was the 1st African American elected to the Texas legislature (1966) and in 1972, the first black woman elected to Congress from the South (D-TX). Re-elected to Congress twice, in 1977, she declined to run again and became a professor of government at the University of Texas. She received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Bill Clinton in 1994 and was honored with a U.S. postage stamp in…

A nation is formed by the willingness of each of us to share in the responsibility for upholding the common good. - Barbara Jordan

A nation is formed by the willingness of each of us to share in the responsibility for upholding the common good. - Barbara Jordan

representative barbara jordan (tx.) -  in 1976 she became the first black woman to give the keynote address at the democratic national convention.

representative barbara jordan (tx.) - in 1976 she became the first black woman to give the keynote address at the democratic national convention.

Barbara Jordan reminds us of how far we have come, and what America, and the democratic party stand for.

Barbara Jordan reminds us of how far we have come, and what America, and the democratic party stand for.

Marker- Barbara Jordan (Feb. 21, 1936 – Jan. 17, 1996) was a lawyer & a congresswoman from '72 to '78—the first African-American congresswoman to come from the deep South & the first woman ever elected to the Texas Senate (1966).

Marker- Barbara Jordan (Feb. 21, 1936 – Jan. 17, 1996) was a lawyer & a congresswoman from '72 to '78—the first African-American congresswoman to come from the deep South & the first woman ever elected to the Texas Senate (1966).

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