Barbara Jordan

Barbara Jordan

Barbara Jordan

Barbara Jordan

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It was hot outside on that late July afternoon in Washington, D.C., and inside the chambers of the House Judiciary Committee the climate was almost subtropical. The television-camera strobe lights were hot, and the myriad video equipment radiated additional heat, as did the bodies of the people who packed the room. Congressional aides and spectators vied for space and view with members of the media -- reporters from television, radio, and newspapers; newspaper photographers; television camera and audio men. On a raised, two-tiered platform at the front of the room sat the thirty-eight men and women of the House Judi ciary Committee . . .

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