Oral History Interview with Barbara Jordan, July 7, 1970

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Interview with Democratic Texas Senator and attorney Barbara Jordan from Houston, Texas. In the interview, Barbara discusses her thoughts and experiences in the Sixty-first Legislature as its first African-American member since Reconstruction. She also shares her thoughts on issues such as the Kennedy-Johnson Campaign in 1960, her unsuccessful campaigns for the Texas House of Representatives in 1962 and 1964, her successful campaign for the Texas Senate as its first African-American member since 1883, and civil rights. She also comments about Martin Luther King, Malcolm X, Roy Wilkins, Ralph Abernathy, Adam Clayton Powell, Muhammed Ali (Cassius Clay), Stokely Carmichael, the Black Panthers, Eldridge Cleaver, the African-American image, working within the Establishment, revenue and spending bills, Governor Preston Smith and Lieutenant Governor Ben Barnes, corporate profits tax, social legislation, student unrest, and sales tax.

Creator(s):
Location(s): United States - Texas - Denton County - Denton
Creation Date: July 7, 1970
Partner(s):
UNT Oral History Program
Collection(s):
UNT Oral Histories
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Creator (Interviewer):
Marcello, Ronald E.

Dr. Ronald E. Marcello

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Publisher Info:
Place of Publication: Denton, Texas
Date(s):
  • Creation: July 7, 1970
Coverage:
Place
United States - Texas - Denton County - Denton
Era
Oil and Gas, 1901-Present
Into Modern Times, 1939-Present
From 1936 to July 11, 1972
Description:

Interview with Democratic Texas Senator and attorney Barbara Jordan from Houston, Texas. In the interview, Barbara discusses her thoughts and experiences in the Sixty-first Legislature as its first African-American member since Reconstruction. She also shares her thoughts on issues such as the Kennedy-Johnson Campaign in 1960, her unsuccessful campaigns for the Texas House of Representatives in 1962 and 1964, her successful campaign for the Texas Senate as its first African-American member since 1883, and civil rights. She also comments about Martin Luther King, Malcolm X, Roy Wilkins, Ralph Abernathy, Adam Clayton Powell, Muhammed Ali (Cassius Clay), Stokely Carmichael, the Black Panthers, Eldridge Cleaver, the African-American image, working within the Establishment, revenue and spending bills, Governor Preston Smith and Lieutenant Governor Ben Barnes, corporate profits tax, social legislation, student unrest, and sales tax.

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63 p. ; 28 cm.

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Keyword(s): oral histories | biographies | interviews | legislatures | civil rights | campaigns | legislations | revenues
Partner:
UNT Oral History Program
Collection:
UNT Oral Histories
Identifier:
  • LOCAL-CONT-NO: Number 113
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metapth223614
Resource Type: Book
Format: Text
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