Stamp honors political trailblazer Barbara Jordan
HOUSTON -- Former U.S. Rep. Barbara Jordan of Texas now has her own postage stamp. It's the 34th in the post office's Black Heritage series.
Jordan served three terms in Congress and in 1976 was the first woman and the first African-American to deliver a keynote address at a Democratic national convention. She described Americans as "a people in search of a national community" and said Americans were attempting to create a society "in which all of us are equal."
The new forever stamp was issued in Jordan's hometown of Houston and is on sale nationwide.
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