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 ... continued below

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63 p. ; 28 cm.

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Marcello, Ronald E. & Jordan, Barbara 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.

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63 p. ; 28 cm.

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UNT Oral Histories

The UNT Oral History Collection in the UNT Digital Library contains a selection of oral history transcripts covering World War II, politics, community activism, desegregation, recollections of life in Texas, and more. Access to these items is restricted to the UNT community.

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  • July 7, 1970

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  • 1936 - July 11, 1972

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  • June 6, 2012, 9:51 p.m.

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  • June 13, 2012, 6:51 p.m.

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Marcello, Ronald E. & Jordan, Barbara. Oral History Interview with Barbara Jordan, July 7, 1970, book, July 7, 1970; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223614/: accessed August 17, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Oral History Program.