Testimony of Representative Barbara Jordan Before the Subcommittee on Constitutional Rights Senate Committee on the Judiciary, April 22, 1975, Extension of the Voting Rights Act

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Text of speech delivered by Barbara Jordan in which she testified for the extension of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. She discusses discriminatory events that occurred before the act came to pass and warns of what could happen if it is allowed to expire.

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[12] p. ; 28 cm.

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Johnson, Lyndon B., (Lyndon Baines), 1908-1973 April 22, 1975.

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  • Main Title: Testimony of Representative Barbara Jordan Before the Subcommittee on Constitutional Rights Senate Committee on the Judiciary, April 22, 1975, Extension of the Voting Rights Act
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Text of speech delivered by Barbara Jordan in which she testified for the extension of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. She discusses discriminatory events that occurred before the act came to pass and warns of what could happen if it is allowed to expire.

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[12] p. ; 28 cm.

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Photographs from the Barbara C. Jordan Archives. Barbara Jordan ran for the Texas House twice (1962, 1964). She won a seat in the Texas Senate in 1966, becoming the first African American since Reconstruction to do so.

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Johnson, Lyndon B., (Lyndon Baines), 1908-1973. Testimony of Representative Barbara Jordan Before the Subcommittee on Constitutional Rights Senate Committee on the Judiciary, April 22, 1975, Extension of the Voting Rights Act, text, April 22, 1975; (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth611318/: accessed May 22, 2024), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Texas Southern University.

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