Barbara Charline Jordan (b. February 21, 1936 – d. January 17, 1996) was an American lawyer, educator and politician who was a leader in the Civil Rights Movement. A Democrat, she was the first African American elected to the Texas Senate after Reconstruction and the first Southern African-American woman elected to the United States House of Representatives.
Barbara Jordan - Oral History Interview (1985)
Barbara Jordan Keynote Address to Democratic National Convention (1976)
Barbara Jordan Speaks at the Democratic Convention (1992)
Barbara Jordan's address at the LBJ Library (1988)