Monuments and Race at UT

photo by Jana Birchum, posted May. 28, 2015. #1 of 15 photos.

During her lifetime, Barbara Jordan achieved a number of firsts, including being the first African-American woman from the South to be elected to the U.S. House of Representatives. After her death in 1996, the native Houstonian became the first woman to be honored by UT with a statue, erected in 2009.


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