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Barbara Jordan
(1936-1996) born on
Feb 21
US lawyer, educator, politician. She served as U.S. congressional representative from Texas, 1972-78; first black congresswoman to come from the Deep South.
Education remains the key to both economic and political empowerment.

I never intended to become a run-of-the-mill person.
What the people want is very simple. They want an America as good as its promise.
If you're going to play the game properly, you'd better know every rule.
I felt somehow for many years that George Washington and Alexander Hamilton just left me out by mistake. But through the process of amendment, interpretation, and court decision, I have finally been included in "We, the people."
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "Famous Black Quotations," ed. Janet Cheatham Bell, 1995.
A: Speech at Harvard University, 16 Jun. 1977.
N: In "Ebony Magazine," 1 Feb 1975.
K: In "Famous Black Quotations," ed. Janet Cheatham Bell, 1995.

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