Tribute to Barbara Jordan and Shirley Chisholm
Moderated by Callie Crossley, three women shared their memories of political pioneers Barbara Jordan and Shirley Chisholm. Video clips… read more
Moderated by Callie Crossley, three women shared their memories of political pioneers Barbara Jordan and Shirley Chisholm. Video clips were shown and the panelists honored the women’s legacies, saying they shared many of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s ideals. Topics included civil rights, legislation, the election of women, and leadership. After their remarks the panelists answered audience members' questions.
Barbara Jordan, who died in 1996, was elected to the Texas Senate in 1966 and in 1973 was the first black woman from a Southern state to serve in the U.S. House of Representatives. Shirley Chisholm, who died in 2005, was the first black woman elected to the U.S. Congress in 1968 and in 1972 was the first black person to run as a Democratic presidential candidate. close
*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.
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