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Jordan, Barbara Charline,

1936–96, African-American lawyer, public official, and educator, b. Houston. After graduating from Boston Univ. Law School (1959), she practiced law in Houston. In 1966 she became the first African American to be elected to the Texas senate, and six years later, the first to be elected to the U.S. House of Representatives from the South since ReconstructionReconstruction,
1865–77, in U.S. history, the period of readjustment following the Civil War. At the end of the Civil War, the defeated South was a ruined land. The physical destruction wrought by the invading Union forces was enormous, and the old social and economic
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. As a Democratic member of Congress, she achieved national renown on the House Judiciary Committee when it investigated (1974) the Watergate affairWatergate affair,
in U.S. history, series of scandals involving the administration of President Richard M. Nixon; more specifically, the burglarizing of the Democratic party national headquarters in the Watergate apartment complex in Washington, D.C.
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. Her keynote address at the 1976 Democratic national convention further enhanced her stature, but she decided to retire from politics the following year. From 1979 until her death, she taught at the Univ. of Texas.


See biography by M. B. Rogers (1998).

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If there is a voice in the United States today carrying forward the legacy of Lyndon Johnson and Barbara Jordan, it is Peniel Joseph.
Clinton was at Texas Southern to receive its first Barbara Jordan Gold Medallion, a leadership award given in memory of the groundbreaking former Texas congresswoman and civil rights champion who is an alumna of the university.
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Also shown are photos of female leaders such as Senator Barbara Jordan and early 20th century suffragettes, gay activist Harvey Milk and Arab Americans in the post-9/11 United States.
Kennedy labor award, and Democratic activist Jose Perez with the Barbara Jordan Award.
Serving pre-K through eighth grade and roughly 450 students, the Palmer Park Preparatory Academy (P3A) will open in Detroit Public Schools this sans principal--replacing the Barbara Jordan Elementary School, which dosed in spring 2010 to become a turnaround school after being identified as low performing, q-he school, which DPS students and families will apply to, is modeled after similar schools in Boston, Milwaukee, Denver and Los Angeles.
Roger Chamberlain, Barbara Jordan, Neil Franklin Barbara Jordan, Guy Hopson, Cindy Bexfield, Andrea Bateman, partners at the new Cheltenham office John Bees, Robert Capper, Ian Selwood, Mark Nevitt, Russell Byrd Paul Taylor, Jonathan Brew, senior partner, Martyn Jones, Robert Edwards.
Robertson is a senior in the Advertising and Graphic Design Career Education program at Barbara Jordan High School for Careers, located in Houston.
CSUN 5, UC Riverside 3: Tracy Allen and Lauren Olivas delivered sixth-inning RBI singles and Hannah Fraijo pitched 41/3 innings of one-hit relief as the Matadors (27-17, 7-8 Big West) secured the 200th career victory for coach Barbara Jordan.
His 2002 exhibition "What Barbara Jordan Wore" at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, for example, paired gridded abstractions with gridded photographic layouts of Texas legislative bodies to explore, as he termed it, the civil rights advocate's "aesthetics of political progress.
The program will be held at the Kaiser Family Foundation's Barbara Jordan Conference Center in Washington, DC, October 20-23.