Barbara Jordan and the Ethics of Silence

With a federal appeals court ruling California’s Prop 8 unconstitutional earlier this month, the showdown over gay marriage moves inexorably closer to the Supreme Court. As the LBJ community celebrates the 76th anniversary of Barbara Jordan’s birth, it’s an appropriate time to consider what Jordan might have thought about the subject of gay rights as […]

Remembering a Legacy

“We must address and master the future together. It can be done if we restore the belief that we share a sense of national community, that we share a common national endeavor.” Barbara Jordan, a former LBJ School professor here at UT, was the first woman to serve in the Texas Senate and the first […]