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Burton s Funeral Home

Burton s Funeral Home
607 East Martin Luther King H
Tuskegee, AL
Phone: (334) 727-2120
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Barbara Jordan Being Honored With Stamp - Lez Get Real

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Dissuaded from applying to Harvard Law School, she graduated instead from Boston University in 1959. After a year of teaching polisci at Tuskegee Institute in Alabama, Jordan returned to Texas to take the bar exam and set up in private practice. After two unsuccessful attempts in 1962 and 1964, she finally won a seat in the Texas State Senate in 1966, the first African-American elected to the Senate since 1883 and the first black woman ever to serve. Jordan stayed in the Texas State Senate until 1972, served as the president pro tem and for one day, June 10, 1972, was the acting governor of the state. The year she was first elected to the Senate, she met her life partner, educational psychologist Nancy Earl. In November, 1972, Jordan became the first black woman from a southern state elected to the United States House of Representatives. The only other woman who served in the House from Texas had been Lera Thomas who was elected as a stand-in for her husband. Former President Lyndon Baines Johnson was a powerful friend and ally, helping Jordan get positions on the House Judiciary Committee. It was in that position that she have her famous speech supporting the impeachment of President Richard Nixon. As a legislator, Jordan supported the Community Reinvestment Act of 1977 which sought to end redlining by banks in making loans and mortgages, and the renewal of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 with additional language supporting voting rights for Hispanics. That was opposed by Texas Governor Dolph Briscoe and Texas Secretary of State Mark White. In 1976, Jordan gave the keynote speech at the Democratic National Convention in which Jimmy Carter was ...

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