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Ann Richards, governor of Texas (1990-94) was known for her sharp wit, strong personality, and liberal political views, Richards fought for women's and minority rights and worked to bring more women and minorities into power.

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I want to urge you to make waves. I want to urge you to rock the boat. i want to urge you to get off yoru duff. I want you to speak out at whatever cost if it comes from your heart. You're going to build this country in which my six grandchildren will grow up. And when you see what you have done, I hope that you are proud of it. ~Ann Richards

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Today is September 1, 2014. It would've been former Governor of Texas Ann Richards' 81st birthday. HAPPY BIRTHDAY ANN RICHARDS!!!!

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Empowering quotes from some of our favorite women (9 photos)

Who run the world?! I love these inspiring quotes from strong and badass women that I look up to. I think everybody but specifically girls, need to remember all of these! So important!

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The life and career of Ann Richards

1988 Democratic National Convention | Ann Richards delivers her famous keynote…

Dorothy Ann Willis Richards (September 1, 1933 – September 13, 2006) was an American politician and the 45th Governor of Texas. She first came to national attention as the state treasurer of Texas, when she delivered the keynote address at the 1988 Democratic National Convention. Richards served as the 45th Governor of Texas from 1991 to 1995

Ann Richards, a Democrat, served as the 45th Governor of Texas from 1991 to 1995. She is one of my favourite politicians, no matter the country or era

Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. Their dance movies are phenomenal :) And to paraphrase a quote from the late Ann Richards - Ginger Rogers did everything Fred Astaire did, but she did it backwards and in high heels.

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As I sat there, unable to decide, the figs began to wrinkle and go black, and, one by one, they plopped to the ground at my feet.”- Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar Trini. fashion. art. feminism. faith.

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Born September 1, 1933, Ann Richards was the first woman to be elected governor of Texas in her own right. Her leadership inspired a generation of women and marked a turning point for Democratic politics in the state—what she called the "New Texas." Ann's fight to open doors for women and people of color led to a watershed moment for equal rights in Texas and beyond. Thank you, Ann.

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I Miss You Poems | tools for finding hope along the journey missing them missing them ...

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