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New Capitol exhibit honors life of Barbara Jordan

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One of the most influential Texans in U.S. history is being honored at the State Capitol.

An exhibit is on display chronicling the life and achievements of Barbara Jordan. The display showcases Jordan's life and her place in history.

A Houston-native, Jordan was the first African-American elected to the Texas Senate after Reconstruction.

She was also the first black woman from the south elected to the United States House of Representatives.

After her political career, Jordan became a professor at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at UT. She died in 1996.

The exhibit is free and open to the public until the end of the week.

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