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Barbara Charline Jordan (February 21, 1936 – January 17, 1996) 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 and the first southern black female elected to the United States House of Representatives. She received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, among numerous other honors. On her death she became the first African-American woman to be buried in the Texas State Cemetery.

Barbara Jordan (1936 – 1996) was a leader of the Civil rights movement and later became the first Black woman elected to the United States House of Representatives. Among other notable achievements, Jordan introduced legislature to extend the state ratification deadline for the Equal Rights Amendment, and campaigned to include Native Americans, Latinos, and Asian-Americans when extending the Voting Rights Act of 1965, and supported the Community Reinvestment Act.

Barbara Jordan, first African-American Congresswoman to come from the Deep South...#womenleaders #blackwomenleaders

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I love this quote: “Think what a better world it would be if we all, THE WHOLE WORLD, had cookies and milk about three o'clock every afternoon and then lay down on our blankets for a nap.” :) -Barbara Jordan, American politician {quoting Robert Fulghum} in 1987 at Middlebury College.