Friday, May 15, 2015

Graduation Day

High school diploma, Phillis Wheatley, 1952.
As we celebrate another term's end at Texas Southern University and graduation is upon us, we also think of Jordan and her academic achievements.  The Houston-born and -educated Jordan (at least until law school) was the recipient of over 30 honorary doctorates, the first given to her when she was only 10 years out of law school.  Jordan's family stressed the importance of an education to Barbara, and she in turn stressed that importance to her own post-Congressional classrooms at UT-Austin decades later.

Happy graduation day to our students at Texas Southern University and beyond!

Texas Southern University, 1956.
Boston University College of Law, 1959. 

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