Barabara Jordan. American Hero by Mary Beth Rogers

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An intimate portrait of the first black woman elected to the Texas Senate and the U.S. Congress details her rise from Houston's Fifth Ward to influential political leader, her decision to become a teacher, and her fierce determination, sincerity, bravery, decorum, and oratorical skills. 30,000 first printing.

About Mary Beth Rogers

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Mary Beth Rogers taught American politics at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas. A chief of staff for former Texas governor Ann Richards, Mary Beth is now the CEO of KLRU-TV, the public television station in Austin.
Published January 1, 1998 by Bantam Books. New York.
Genres: . Non-fiction

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