Barbara Jordan: Breaking the Barriers Ann Fears Crawford

ISBN: 9781931823111

Published: April 1st 2003

Hardcover

96 pages


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Barbara Jordan: Breaking the Barriers  by  Ann Fears Crawford

Barbara Jordan: Breaking the Barriers by Ann Fears Crawford
April 1st 2003 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, ZIP | 96 pages | ISBN: 9781931823111 | 3.16 Mb

Ann Fears Crawfords Barbara Jordan: Breaking the Barriers chronicles the life of this legendary Texas woman, beginning with her childhood in Houstons Fifth Ward and continuing to the end of her life. Her high-school days at Phyllis Wheatley HighMoreAnn Fears Crawfords Barbara Jordan: Breaking the Barriers chronicles the life of this legendary Texas woman, beginning with her childhood in Houstons Fifth Ward and continuing to the end of her life.

Her high-school days at Phyllis Wheatley High School and her college years at Texas Southern University, where she was a champion debator paved the way for her success. She overcame prejudice to become a lawyer and to enter the field of electoral politics.She overcame defeat to become the first African-American since Recon-struction to serve in the Texas Senate.

Social justice and equality became the theme she carried to her election to the U.S. Congress, where she sponsored bills to extend the Voting Rights Act to all Americans. Americans came to know her during the Watergate hearings, when she spoke out eloquently for the Constitution, and as a keynote speaker for the Democratic national conventions. A debilitating disease brought her home to Texas, where she extended her message of equality and justice to the students at the LBJ School of Public Affairs and as ethics advisor to Governor Ann Richards. And then the great voice was stilled, but her legacy lives on, captured for young readers and readers of all ages in Barbara Jordan: Breaking the Barriers.



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