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How To Be a Boss Like Barbara Jordan

April 9, 2021 | By Clayton Maxwell

Big power can come in small packages. The brightly colored board book Boss Texas Women, by coauthors Kristen Gunn and Casey Chapman Ross, may be for children, but it packs a wallop of inspiration for all ages about the women who’ve changed Texas.

Barbara Jordan: The Great Texas Orator

August 22, 2012 | By Claire Ronner

As the first African-American woman elected to the U.S. House of Representatives from the deep South, Barbara Jordan faced adversity on her road to success, but she did not let society’s limits define her.

Barbara Jordan Remembered

August 22, 2012 | By Claire Ronner

With her passing in 1996, Barbara Jordan became the first African American to be buried in the Texas State Cemetery in Austin, an honor for which she advocated for African Americans while in the Texas State Senate. Her grave rests behind that of Stephen F. Austin.

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