Barbara Jordan featured at Texas Capitol exhibit
In honor of Black History Month and relevant to the issues America faces today, the exhibit highlights Barbara Jordan’s significant impact on civil rights legislation, female empowerment and social justice.
The Barbara Jordan Freedom Foundation will display an interactive exhibit of Jordan’s life on the ground floor of the Texas Capitol Rotunda from Monday, February 19 to Saturday, February 24, 2018. The exhibit is free and open to the public. February, Black History Month, also features Barbara Jordan Freedom Week, as designated by the 82nd Texas Legislature. Designed to highlight Barbara Jordan’s lifetime of significant contributions to society as a politician, policymaker, activist and educator, the audio and visual tribute is sponsored by the Barbara Jordan Freedom Foundation, a nonprofit organization founded to continue Barbara Jordan’s fight against injustice, with funding from the Tocker Family Foundation. The displays are created from the archive housed at Texas Southern University, Barbara Jordan’s alma mater, with contributions from the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, where she was a professor for 17 years. New to the exhibit this year is the latest footage of Barbara Jordan recently released by Texas Southern University.