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BARBARA JORDAN: I Dared to Be Me!
Saturday, June 23, 2018, 03:00pm

A look into the life of U.S. Congresswoman Barbara Jordan. An extraordinary woman of our times …

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At the 1976 Democratic National Convention, Jordan once again captured the public's attention with her keynote address. She told the crowd, "My presence here . . . is one additional bit of evidence that the American dream need not forever be deferred." Jordan had reportedly hoped to secure the position of U.S. Attorney General within Jimmy Carter's administration after he won the election, but Carter gave the post to someone else. Announcing that she wouldn't seek reelection, Jordan finished up her final term in 1979. Some thought that she might have gone farther in her political career, but it was later revealed that Jordan had been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis around this time.

Location Harlem Hospital Cave Auditorium - 506 Malcolm X Blvd - 2nd Floor