In honor of Black History Month, Gay shares her favorite quotes by the legendary Barbara Jordan, a pioneering woman of many "firsts" that inspires us all.
"More is required of public officials than slogans and handshakes and press releases. More is required. We must hold ourselves strictly accountable. We must provide the people with a vision of the future." - Barbara Jordan
“What the people want is very simple - they want an America as good as its promise.” - Barbara Jordan
“Let there be no illusions about the difficulty of forming this kind of a national community. It's tough, difficult, not easy. But a spirit of harmony will survive in America only if each of us remembers that we share a common destiny.” - Barbara Jordan
“All my growth and development led me to believe that if you really do the right thing, and if you play by the rules, and if you’ve got good enough, solid judgment and common sense, that you’re going to be able to do whatever you want to do with your life.” - Barbara Jordan
“If you’re going to play the game properly, you better know every rule.” - Barbara Jordan
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