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Barbara Jordan was born in Houston. After attending law school, she worked as an administrative assistant for a county judge, as well as working on the John F. Kennedy presidential campaign. Jordan lost the race for the Texas House of Representatives in both 1962 and 1964 so she decided to run for the Texas Senate instead. She won, making her the first African American woman to hold that position. When she was elected President of the Texas Senate in 1972, she became the first black woman in American to oversee a legislative body.
She was elected to Congress with 81% of the vote, she served on various committees, and is remembered for her opening remarks during President Nixon’s impeachment process. In 1976, she was the first African American and the first woman to be a keynote speaker at the Democratic National Convention. During her life, Barbara was a strong advocate for voting rights, minimum wage law, antidiscrimination and fair practices in business, and civil rights.
This classic unisex jersey short sleeve tee fits like a well-loved favorite. Soft cotton and quality print make users fall in love with it over and over again. These t-shirts have-ribbed knit collars to bolster shaping. The shoulders have taping for better fit over time. Dual side seams hold the garment’s shape for longer.
.: 100% Airlume combed and ringspun cotton (fiber content may vary for different colors)
.: Light fabric (4.2 oz/yd² (142 g/m²))
.: Retail fit
.: Tear away label
.: Runs true to size
|Sleeve length, in||8.9||9.18||9.45||9.73||10||10.4|
Photo is public domain. U.S. Congress, restored by Adam Cuerden. Published in Black Americans in Congress 1870-2007, published by the Office of History and Preservation, Office of the Clerk, U.S. House of Representatives. The image is on page 453 as numbered in the document; 461 as automatically numbered by the PDF.