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The Incredible Barbara Jordan

February 19, 2021

"It’s fascinating how much in a short, relatively short political career, she is so admired, she is so celebrated….she is called a genius, she is called a hero; the salvation of American politics! She was called the best politician of the century, but also she faced incredible criticism from all sides. Which is not surprising because she was a Black woman in politics."

Our Black History Month series continues with an exploration of the life and legacy of legendary Texas politician, Barbara Jordan.  She busted every glass ceiling she encountered on her political journey and in a relatively short career, made incredible strides for women of color.  Learn about the Fifth Ward in Houston, Texas political traditions, the Watergate impeachment hearings, hidden disease, a secret love, and more.

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