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Barbara Jordan
By Lauren and Trynnity
Genre: Non-fiction Level: Elementary 4-6
Category: Student Examples

Barbara Jordan was an African-American who wanted to make things better for all African-American citizens by making laws. She became an elected official. Barbara Jordan spoke for African-Americans for many years. She was the first African-American woman to be elected into the Senate and Congress from the South. She has never had any trouble getting people's attention with her deep, clear voice. She is easy for people to listen to and understand. That's why she's considered one of the greatest black speakers. As an African-American in Congress, she was able to make laws and promote legislation that helped Black Americans have equal rights.


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About the Author: Lauren and Trynnity attend Chugach Optional Elementary School in Anchorage, AK.

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