• Barbara Jordan

    By: Cox Media Group National Conent Desk


    Barbara Charline Jordan 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 
    Born: February 21, 1936, Houston
    Died: January 17, 1996, Austin
    Nationality: American
    Awards: Presidential Medal of Freedom
    Books: Barbara Jordan
    Education: Boston University, Texas Southern University, Wheatley High School

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