Barbara Jordan: Speaking the Truth with Eloquent Thunder

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NOTES

1. Whenever possible I use the words of Barbara Jordan's students. The factual biography is from the student-organized Seventh Annual Barbara Jordan National Forum on Public Policy: Rejuvenating Ethics, Commitment & Responsibility in Today's America, held at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin in 2003. The student comments that follow were recorded by the Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library and Museum, Austin.

2. The proposed new area for “Texas Heroes” was never implemented. Col. Fannin is still buried at Goliad. Harry Bradley, Superintendent, Texas State Cemetery, personal communication, March 16, 2006.

3. Sharpstown Stock-Fraud Scandal, http://www.tsha.utexas.edu/ handbook/online/articles/TT/mk+2.html, (accessed March 16, 2006).

4. Mary Beth Rogers, Barbara Jordan: American Hero (New York: Bantam Books, 1998), pp. 157–165.

5. Ibid., pp. 205–219.

6. Most of the information in this paragraph comes from “The Handbook of Texas Online, TSHA Online,” Texas Legislature, http://www.tsha .utexas.edu/handbook/online/articles/SS/mqsi.html, (accessed March 16, 2006).

7. Press release, the White House, Office of the Press Secretary, December 14, 1993.

8. Testimony of Susan Martin, Executive Director, U.S. Commission on Immigration Reform, before the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Immigration, February 6, 1996.

9. Testimony of Barbara Jordan, Chair, U.S. Commission on Immigration Reform, Before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means, Subcommittee on Human Resources, August 9, 1994.

10. Robert A. Caro, The Yean of Lyndon Johnson: Master of the Senate (New York: Knopf, 2002), p. 523.

11. The Sylvanus Thayer Award, http://www.virtualwp.org/channel_ closeup_experience_thayer_award.htm, (accessed March 16, 2006).

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