Barbara Jordan was the woman ever elected to the Texas State Senate in She went on to become the African American woman from the Deep South to serve in Congress and, at the 1976 Democratic National Convention, was the African American wo
Celebrating Women in Politics [Black History Month] Barbara Jordan: Barbara Jordan represented Texas in the U. House of Representatives from and was the first African-American congresswoman from the Deep South.
Barbara Charline Jordan born in 1936 was an American politician. She was elected to the Texas Senate after Reconstruction and the first southern black female elected to the United States House of Representatives. She is buried in the Texas State Cemetery.
Marker- Barbara Jordan (Feb. 21, 1936 – Jan. 17, 1996) was a lawyer & a congresswoman from '72 to '78—the first African-American congresswoman to come from the deep South & the first woman ever elected to the Texas Senate (1966).