Wisdom from Barbara Jordan

Remember Barbara Jordan? The daughter of a Baptist minister, she was the first woman ever elected to the Texas Senate and the first African American Congresswoman to come from the Deep South.

Texas Highways magazine calls her “The Great Texas Orator” in an article in its September 2012 issue and shares these quotes at texashighways.com/more.

“How do we create a harmonious society out of so many kinds of people? The key is tolerance—the one value that is indispensable in creating community.”

“One thing is clear to me: We, as human beings, must be willing to accept people who are different from ourselves.”

“I get from the soil and spirit of Texas the feeling that I, as an individual, can accomplish whatever I want to, and that there are no limits, that you can just keep going, just keep soaring. I like that spirit.”

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