BORN

February 21, 1936
Houston, TX

DIED

January 17, 1996
Austin, TX

Barbara Jordan

Attorney, Educator, Civil Rights Leader, First African American Elected to the Texas Senate after Reconstruction, First Southern Black Woman Elected to the United States House of Representatives

One thing is clear to me: We, as human beings, must be willing to accept people who are different from ourselves.

For all of its uncertainty, we cannot flee the future.

—Barbara Jordan

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