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This is the grave of Barbara Jordan. Born in 1936 in Houston, Jordan’s father was a Baptist minister and her mother a teacher in the church. A gifted student, she graduated from Phyllis Wheatley High School in Houston with honors in 1952. She wanted to be attorney. The best school in Texas was of course […]
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This is the grave of Ralph Yarborough. Born in 1903 in Chandler, Texas, Yarborough received an appointment to West Point, but dropped out, deciding to go into teaching instead. He transferred to Sam Houston State and then to the University of Texas. Deciding against teaching, he went for a law degree at UT instead, finishing […]
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