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

Javascript must be enabled in order to access C-SPAN videos.

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

People in this video

More People

Hosting Organization

More information about

Tribute to Barbara Jordan and Shirley Chisholm

618 Views
Program ID:
190746-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Forum
Location:
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
First Aired:
Feb 20, 2006
Last Aired:
Jul 4, 2006

Airing Details

  • Feb 20, 2006 | 5:39pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Feb 21, 2006 | 1:51am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Jul 03, 2006 | 2:23pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jul 04, 2006 | 7:06am EDT | C-SPAN 2
Purchase a DVD or Download

Tribute to Barbara Jordan and Shirley Chisholm

  • DVD
    Length:
    01:37:12
    Price:
    $29.95
    Add to Cart
  • MP3 audio
    Length:
    01:37:12
    Price:
    $0.99
    Add to Cart

Clips from This Video