Baller Alert's Black History Month Facts Baller Alert's Black History Month Facts -blogged by- @peachkyss Did you know that Barbara Jordan was the first black woman to win a seat in the Texas legislature Although many of her colleagues were unhappy about her position she was eventually able to win some of them over Barbara Jordan sought to improve lives with Texas' first law on minimum wage ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In 1972 her fellow lawmakers voted her in as president pro tempore of the state senate Jordan became the first African American woman to hold this position As a member of the House Judiciary Committee she was in the spotlight during the Watergate scandal Jordan stood as a moral compass during this time of crisis calling for the impeachment of President Richard Nixon for his involvement in this illegal political enterprise ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Barbara Jordan pulled back from the political life after being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis In 1994 President Bill Clinton appointed Jordan to head up the Commission on Immigration Reform He also honored her with the Presidential Medal of Freedom that same year She passed away two years later on January 17 1996 in Austin Texas of pneumonia a complication from her battle with leukemia Meme

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