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Barbara Jordan

(1936-1996)

 

— Rainbow Honor Walk —

 
Barbara Jordan Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, July 14, 2018
1. Barbara Jordan Marker
Inscription.  Noted politician and civil rights leader, widely considered to be the first openly lesbian representative elected to the United States Congress
 
Erected 2017 by Rainbow Honor Walk.
 
Location. 37° 45.793′ N, 122° 26.083′ W. Marker is in San Francisco, California, in San Francisco City and County. Marker is on Market Street east of Castro Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2370 Market Street, San Francisco CA 94114, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fereydoun Farrokhzad (a few steps from this marker); AIDS Memorial Quilt (a few steps from this marker); Kiyoshi Kuromiya (a few steps from this marker); Sally Ride (within shouting distance of this marker); Rikki Streicher (within shouting distance of this marker); Glenn Burke (within shouting distance of this marker); José Sarria (within shouting distance of this marker); We'wha (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Francisco.
 
Also see . . .
1. Barbara Jordan: A Legislative Pioneer (YouTube, Texas Historical Commission, 2.5 mins.)
Barbara Jordan Marker - wide view image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, July 14, 2018
2. Barbara Jordan Marker - wide view
. "The Barbara Jordan Archives at Texas Southern University in Houston preserve the legacy of Barbara Jordan—the first African American senator elected after Reconstruction, the first African American woman to serve in the House of Representatives, and the first African American woman to be buried in the Texas State Cemetery...." (Submitted on July 15, 2018.) 

2. LGBT Snapshots: Barbara Jordan (YouTube, 1.5 mins.). (Submitted on July 15, 2018.)
3. Barbara Jordan (Wikipedia). "Barbara Charline Jordan (February 21, 1936 – January 17, 1996) was an American lawyer, educator and politician who was a leader of the Civil Rights Movement. A Democrat, she was the first African American elected to the Texas Senate after Reconstruction, the first Southern African-American woman elected to the United States House of Representatives. She was best known for her eloquent opening statement at the House Judiciary Committee hearings during the impeachment process against Richard Nixon, and as the first African-American as well as both the first woman to deliver a keynote address at a Democratic National Convention. She received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, among numerous other honors. She was a member of the Peabody Awards Board of Jurors from 1978 to 1980. She was the first African-American woman to be buried
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in the Texas State Cemetery." (Submitted on July 15, 2018.) 
 
Additional keywords. LGBT LGBTQ
 
Categories. African AmericansPoliticsWomen
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on February 13, 2019. This page originally submitted on July 15, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 89 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 15, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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