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Barbara Jordan: American Hero ✺ [BOOKS] ✮ Barbara Jordan: American Hero By Mary Beth Rogers ❄ – Buyprobolan50.co.uk Barbara Jordan was the first African American to serve in the Texas Senate since Reconstruction, the first black woman elected to Congress from the South, and the first to deliver the keynote address Barbara Jordan was the first African American to serve in the Texas Senate since Reconstruction, the first black woman elected to Congress from the South, and the first to deliver the keynote address at a national party convention Yet Jordan herself remained a mystery, a woman so private that even her close friends did not know the name of the illness that debilitated her for two decades until it struck her down at the age of fifty nineIn Barbara Jordan, Mary Beth Rogers deftly explores the forces that shaped the moral character and Barbara Jordan: eBook ï quiet dignity of this extraordinary woman She reveals the seeds of Jordan s trademark stoicism while recapturing the essence of a black woman entering politics just as the civil rights movement exploded across the nation Celebrating Jordan s elegance, passion, and patriotism, this illuminating portrayal gives new depth to our understanding of one of the most influential women of our time a woman whose powerful convictions and flair for oratorical drama changed the political landscape of America s twentieth century.


10 thoughts on “Barbara Jordan: American Hero

  1. Sally Kenney Sally Kenney says:

    A fantastic biography even if Rogers defers to Jordan s powerful need for privacy and never even grants Nancy the title of longtime companion I learned a great deal about Texas politics, civil rights, and women in American political institutions Jordan was clearly a complex figure a feminist who eschewed the label refusing to join the Congressional Caucus for Women s issues yet worked for the Equal Rights Amendement a powerful civil rights leader who cozied up to the Texas good ole boys A fantastic biography even if Rogers defers to Jordan s powerful need for privacy and never even grants Nancy the title of longtime companion I learned a great deal about Texas politics, civil rights, and women in American political institutions Jordan was clearly a complex figure a feminist who eschewed the label refusing to join the Congressional Caucus for Women s issues yet worked for the Equal Rights Amendement a powerful civil rights leader who cozied up to the Texas good ole boys and stayed at arm s length from the Congressional Black Caucus a liberal who was above all a pragmatist and a deal maker and a lesbian who never identified as such nor championed gay rights Her personal story of overcoming a dominating father, fighting isolation in law school, finding a way to excel despite being dark skinned and large is riverting Rogers has written a superb and moving biography A great read


  2. Scott Scott says:

    This is the second time I ve read this excellent biography of Barbara Jordan and I have to say that I picked up so muchon the second reading By any standard, Jordan must be counted among the greatest statesmen women in American history Her wisdom, grace, grit and courage are truly inspirational.Jordan was a patriot, loved our country, revered our constitution, and was truly a light of hope during some of our country s darkest days politically For one of the best constitutional civics le This is the second time I ve read this excellent biography of Barbara Jordan and I have to say that I picked up so muchon the second reading By any standard, Jordan must be counted among the greatest statesmen women in American history Her wisdom, grace, grit and courage are truly inspirational.Jordan was a patriot, loved our country, revered our constitution, and was truly a light of hope during some of our country s darkest days politically For one of the best constitutional civics lessons you ll ever see, go to YouTube and find her July 25, 1974 statement to the House Judiciary Committee on the constitutional basis for impeachment


  3. Susan Susan says:

    The Hilo Public Library featured this book, one of about twenty books, in a recent Helene Hale Collection International Women of Courage display If you don t know about Helene Hale, who is one of the heroes of The Big Island of Hawaii, then google her because her story is noteworthy I had always greatly admired Barbara Jordan I watched her seemingly unlikely alliance with Lyndon Johnson in the War Against Poverty I was one of thousands of Americans schooled by her when she made a speech abo The Hilo Public Library featured this book, one of about twenty books, in a recent Helene Hale Collection International Women of Courage display If you don t know about Helene Hale, who is one of the heroes of The Big Island of Hawaii, then google her because her story is noteworthy I had always greatly admired Barbara Jordan I watched her seemingly unlikely alliance with Lyndon Johnson in the War Against Poverty I was one of thousands of Americans schooled by her when she made a speech about The Constitution and why Richard Nixon must be impeached I listened to her and her words and demeanor resonated in my heart and soul when she gave the keynote address at the Democratic National Convention when Jimmy Carter was made the Presidential candidate I followed her progress in Congress, where she represented Texas, but really represented every poor person in the country I was a believer that she should and could be elected President I was dismayed when Carter failed to appoint her Attorney General Then she disappeared Why What a terrible loss for our country This is a well documented portrayal of her life, and it was a remarkable one There has been no politician since her that I can honesty view as a hero.she is one of a kind and there will never be another like her Read her story It will amaze and inspire you Pass it along to your children and grandchildren so that everyone will know that a woman like Barbara Jordan DID exist and DID live her life for her country


  4. Peter Peter says:

    Jordan is a fascinating politician All I really knew about her before starting this book was that she was an African American congresswoman who had an incredible voice Like many Americans I was captivated by her baritone, resonant voice, it made you take notice The author of the book does a wonderful job not only recounting Jordan s life, but provides the historic context about the world Jordan grew up in, lived in and in turn effected An interesting read, but its audience would be limited t Jordan is a fascinating politician All I really knew about her before starting this book was that she was an African American congresswoman who had an incredible voice Like many Americans I was captivated by her baritone, resonant voice, it made you take notice The author of the book does a wonderful job not only recounting Jordan s life, but provides the historic context about the world Jordan grew up in, lived in and in turn effected An interesting read, but its audience would be limited to those interested in political history, or the story of female political leaders


  5. Katie Ellet Katie Ellet says:

    I have definitely found a new hero in Barbara Jordan, and although it may get me kicked out of the Republican party, I now want to join the NAACP Jordan was an awesome woman who overcame tremendous obstacles The book itself was well researched, but not all that I would have liked it to be The author skipped most of Jordan s private life, leaving me wondering who this woman really was The book wasof a research project than an exploration of the person.


  6. Skip Skip says:

    Barbara Jordan was one of the strongest people, filled with uncompromising integrity, the US has ever seen What a great person she was And all those around her were profoundly effected by her in a positive way To have just ten like her in congress would set the US straight as one of the great nations of the world.


  7. Sharon Sharon says:

    I am a huge Barbara Jordan fan so I really enjoyed learning about her personal and political life.


  8. Becca Tyler Becca Tyler says:

    I thought this was a boring look at a fascinating person.


  9. Lib 5030 Group 5 Lib 5030 Group 5 says:

    BIO JOR


  10. Amy Amy says:

    The current postage stamp moved me to read about this woman of whom I knew too little Now, of course, I want to read biographies of some of the other players in her life.


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