Barbara Jordan a.k.a African American Lawyer Feb. 21, 1936 - Jan. 17,1996
Attended: Phyllis Wheatley Highschool, Texas Southern University, and accepted to Boston School of Law .
Became an American lawyer of this country. Educator and politician of the Civil Rights Movement. First democrat African American ever to be elected to Texas senate. First southern African American woman elected in the US House of Representative.
NO same sex marriages.
Barbara partner was a woman named Nancy Earl that died same year as she did . Difficulty in same marriages was the judgments and law between them.
She was rewarded the "Presidental Medal of Freedom" in 1994 which is bestowed by the president and "Spingarn Medal" in 1992 for outstanding achievement for African Americans