Native Houstonian honored on UT campus

April 25, 2009 4:33:10 AM PDT
A bronze statue of civil rights champion and native Houstonian Barbara Jordan has been unveiled at the University of Texas at Austin. [SIGN UP: Get headlines and breaking news sent to you]

Jordan is the first female to be displayed in the university's 125-year history. The civil rights leader served in the state senate, and the United States House. Jordan gave the key-note speech at the 1976 Democratic national convention.

The statue unveiling Friday is the end of a 7-year project, kicked off by a group of female students on campus.

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