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Barbara Jordan

(1936—1996)

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Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Overview page. Subjects: United States History.

Even though the majority of African American students at the beginning of the twenty-first century, nearly 64 percent, were enrolled in predominantly white institutions (PWIs), black...

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Legal Profession

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Now visible at almost every level of the legal profession, African American women lawyers in the twenty-first century have finally made significant inroads in their struggle to study and...

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legislature

Overview page. Subjects: Social Sciences — United States History.

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The body having primary power to make written law. In the UK it consists of Parliament, i.e. the Crown, the House of Commons, and the House of Lords.

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political Parties

Overview page. Subjects: Regional and National History — Social Sciences.

In democratic societies, parties are organizations that link actors in civil society to the formal structures of government. Political parties typically form around groups that share...

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Sheila Jackson Lee

Overview page. Subjects: United States History.

(b. 12 January 1950), congresswoman and civil rights advocate.

Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee represented the Eighteenth Congressional District of Houston, Texas, filling the...

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