Hist 318 – assignment #4

 After the second wave of the Great Migration, the country witnessed an uptick in black representation in elected office in urban cities. That representation included prominent black political figures like Congresswoman Barbara Jordan. In 1972, attorney Barbara Jordan was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives, representing her home state of Texas. In 1976, she became the first African-American woman to deliver the keynote address at the Democratic National Convention. For this assignment, please watch the clip of the first part of her speech (below) and draft a ONE (1)- PAGE essay on your thoughts regarding her speech. Your essay should comply with the following criteria: 1) ONE (1) (FULL) page, double-spaced, Times New Roman or Arial 12-point Font; 2) Must include a general summary of the points raised in Barbara Jordan’s speech; 3) Must include details regarding the part(s)of the speech that resonated with you the most and 4) Must include your overall opinion on the speech and whether you feel it is still relevant today. Link to the Speech Barbara Jordan’s Democratic National Convention Keynote Speech (1976)

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bg7gLIx__-k&t=636s (Her speech starts around the 2:13 mark) 

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