"Do not call for black power or green power. Call for brain power."
"I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character."Barbara Jordan on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Before God we are all equally wise - and equally foolish."Barbara Jordan on Albert Einstein
"I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia, the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit together at the table of brotherhood."Barbara Jordan on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"The sweltering summer of the Negro's legitimate discontent will not pass until there is an invigorating autumn of freedom and equality."Barbara Jordan on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Fourscore and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal."Barbara Jordan on Abraham Lincoln
"Education remains the key to both economic and political empowerment."
"For all of its uncertainty, we cannot flee the future."
"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."
"We have a positive vision of the future founded on the belief that the gap between the promise and reality of America can one day be finally closed. We believe that."
"A government is invigorated when each of us is willing to participate in shaping the future of this nation."