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Tue, 11.07.1972

Barbara Jordan and Andrew Young Blaze Political Trails

Andrew Young (L)
Barbara Jordan (R)

On this date in 1972, Barbara Jordan and Andrew Young became the first Blacks from the South elected to Congress since Reconstruction.

Jordan represented Houston, TX., and Young was a representative of Atlanta, GA.

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