Barbara Jordan

Barbara Charline Jordan was an American lawyer, educator and politician who was a leader of the Civil Rights Movement. A Democrat, she was the first African American elected to the Texas Senate after Reconstruction, the first Southern African-American woman elected to the United States House of Representatives. Wikipedia*

On the C-SPAN Networks:
Barbara Jordan has 15 videos in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a 1974 House Committee as a Democratic Representative for Texas's 18th district. The year with the most videos was 1988 with three videos. The year with the highest average number of views per program was 1996 with an average of 3,932 views per program. Most appearances with Ann Richards (4), Bill Clinton (3), Federico F. Pena (2). Most common tags: Democratic National Convention, Constitution, Washington Politics.

Appearances by Title:c. September 30, 1994 - Present Chair, U.S. Commission on Immigration Reform Videos: 4


U.S. Representative, D-TX 18th January 3, 1973 - January 3, 1979 Videos: 10 Adjunct Professor, University of Texas at Austin c. June 30, 1979 - c. July 1, 1992 Videos: 1

Recent Appearances

  • Barbara Jordan Funeral

    Barbara Jordan Funeral

    President Clinton, state and federal officials, family members, friends and others gathered to honor and remember the life…

  • United We Stand America Day 2 Part 3

    United We Stand America Day 2 Part 3

    Republican presidential candidates outlined their visions and agendas for the nation. Legislators and others talked about…

  • Immigration Study Results

    Immigration Study Results

    Ms. Jordan and Ms. Martin spoke with reporters about a report on legal immigration. The U.S. Immigration Reform Commission…

  • Immigration Reform Interim Report

    Immigration Reform Interim Report

    Former Congresswoman Jordan spoke on the work of the commission she chairs, and on its interim report on computerized…

  • Welfare Reform

    Welfare Reform

    Ms. Jordan, a former U.S. Representative from the state of Texas, spoke about the welfare system and the impact that reform…

  • Presidential Medal of Freedom Awards

    Presidential Medal of Freedom Awards

    During an afternoon ceremony in the White House East Room, President Clinton presented the Presidential Medal of…

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Historical Member of Congress Record

Former Ideology Rankings

Ideology data is based on DW-NOMINATE statistics developed by Keith Poole and Howard Rosenthal. More information can be found at Voteview .

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