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Texas Capitol Exhibit Showcasing Barbara Jordan
Feb 6, 2017 @ 9:00 am - Feb 10, 2017 @ 8:00 pm
Celebrate Barbara Jordan’s impact on equal rights and social justice and become inspired. Her legacy as a Texas leader of the Civil Rights movement will be showcases at The Barbara Jordan Freedom Foundation’s interactive exhibit of Jordan’s life on the North Gallery of the Texas Capitol from Monday, Feb. 6 to Friday, Feb. 10, 2016. The exhibit is free and open to the public 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily.
February, which is also Black History Month, is the perfect opportunity to honor the legendary leader Barbara Jordan. 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.
These are not partisan issues. They are common beliefs that bind us together as a nation. “E pluribus unum” (“In unity we are one”), Ms. Jordan was fond of saying. Together we must form “a national community.”
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.
All are welcome to visit the exhibit located at the North Central Gallery in the Texas State Capitol: http://www.capevent.legis.