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Barbara Jordan Quotes From The Woman and Politician of Many Firsts

These Barbara Jordan quotes reveal so much more about who she was.

Barbara Jordan is an iconic lawyer, educator, and politician. But what is she best known for? Her accomplishments are many, and frankly, quite impressive and history-making.

Barbara was the first African-American elected to the Texas Senate following Reconstruction. She was also the first Southern African-American woman elected to the United States House of Representatives. Her “firsts” didn’t stop there either!

In 1976, she was the first African-American (and the first woman) to deliver a keynote address at the Democratic National Convention. She even made history after her death, when she was the first black woman to be buried in the Texas State Cemetery.

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