Barbara Jordan
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"Barbara Charline Jordan" was an politics of the United States/American politician and a leader of the Civil Rights movement. She was the first African American elected to the Texas Senate after Reconstruction era in the United States/Reconstruction, the first American South/southern black female elected to the United States House of Representatives, and the first African-American woman to deliver the keynote address at a Democratic National Convention. She received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, among numerous other honors. On her death, she became the first African-American woman to be buried in the Texas State Cemetery.

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