Famous Creative Women Quotations from . . .

Barbara Jordan
(1936-1996) born on
Feb 21
US "lawyer, educator, politician". "She served as U.S. congressional representative from Texas, 1972-78; first black congresswoman to come from the Deep South."

There is no obstacle in the path of young people who are poor or members of minority groups that hard work and preparation cannot cure.

"If you're going to play the game [politics] properly, you'd better know every rule."
"I live a day at a time. Each day I look for a kernel of excitement. In the morning, I say: 'What is my exciting thing for today?' Then, I do the day. Don't ask me about tomorrow."
We must exchange the philosophy of excuse -- what I am is beyond my control for the philosophy of responsibility.
Do not call for black power or green power. Call for brain power.


Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F:  ""Barbara Jordan," 1977."
R: "In "Ebony Magazine," 1 Feb 1975."
A: "In "Parade," 16 Feb 1986."
N: "Speech at Bar Association, 1967."
K: ""Barbara Jordan," 1977."

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