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Texas History: The Life of Barbara Jordan Video

This video will focus on the life of Ms. Jordan, her struggles to obtain a degree in a world that was anti-woman and anti-black at times, her determination, and her political accomplishments and controversies, paying tribute to one of the many influential women in Texas history.

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B. Jordan w/ Civil Rights Leaders in the White House (1967)

B. Jordan w/ Civil Rights Leaders in the White House (1967)

Reaching for Power: Barbara C. Jordan and Liberals in the Texas Legislature, 1966-1972

This article illustrates some of the accomplishments and struggles that Ms. Jordan faced in her time as a politician. She was renown for being the first black woman elected into Texas senate in 1966 and southern congress in 1972. However, she had a difficult relationship with other Texas dems that came from a party still dominated by conservative viewpoints.

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News Article from NYT on Barbara Jordans Death (1996)

News Article from NYT on Barbara Jordans Death (1996)

Barbara Jordan Dies at 59; Her Voice Stirred the Nation

This news article from the NYT was released the day of B. Jordan's death on Jan. 18, 1996 (and archived later). It includes the original news article (seen above) as well as many accounts from peers of B. Jordan and highlights accounts from her political career such as her stance on Watergate.

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Barbara Jordan on Nixon's Impeachment (1974)

Barbara Jordan on Nixon's Impeachment (1974)

Barbara Jordan on Impeachment, July 25, 1974

This is a video of the speech given by Barbara Jordan on July 25, 1974 in which she gives her opinion on Nixon's impeachment in which she denounces Nixon and calls for justice to be served., a sentiment that was heard not only in Texas, but across the Nation.

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Barbara Jordan's Speech at the DNC (1992)

Barbara Jordan's Speech at the DNC (1992)

Barbara Jordan speaks at the 1992 Democratic Convention

Barbara once again speaks at the DNC in 1992 in support of the current democratic candidate for president (Bill Clinton). She discussed her fears that America cannot continue to grow without a catalyst for change which she sees being the Democratic party. She discusses her opinions on things like opportunities for minorities, morally questionable politics, homelessness, unemployment, and so on.

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Barbara Jordan's House Bibliography (1936-1996)

Barbara Jordan's House Bibliography (1936-1996)

JORDAN, Barbara Charline

In this archive of the U.S. House of Representatives the history of Barbara Jordan can be found. This entry gives a condensed yet thorough bibliography of Jordan's life and highlights what she is most known for during her career. It also has included her beliefs and moral stances on some larger political issues as well as when and where she served in her political career.

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Book on Barbara Jordan by Ann Crawford (2003)

Book on Barbara Jordan by Ann Crawford (2003)

Barbara Jordan: Breaking the Barriers

This is a book that is available through print or on google books with selected pages which can be referenced through for a more through history of the like of Barbara Jordan. It elaborates on things presented in other materials that are available on Barbara Jordan (like her bibliography page on the website of the House of Representatives) and gives more anecdotal information.