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Shirley Franklin served as Mayor of the City of Atlanta from 2002 to 2010. Upon her election, she became the first African-American woman elected mayor of any major Southern city. She joined the LBJ School of Public Affairs as the Barbara Jordan Visiting Professor of Ethics and Political Values in 2013.

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America's Promise is Possible

(1) Comments | Posted April 7, 2014 | 11:02 AM

"What the people want is very simple -- an America as good as its promise," said U.S. Congresswoman Barbara Jordan, the first southern African-American female elected to the United States House of Representatives and an LBJ School faculty member from 1979-1996.

As The University of Texas at Austin prepares...

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Neighborhood Revitalization: A Real Solution to Overcoming Poverty

(0) Comments | Posted November 12, 2012 | 12:31 PM

When it comes to poverty, not much has changed in the last 25 years. But neighborhood revitalization provides a viable solution to the cycle of despair making a nightmare of the American dream.

"Things are qualitatively similar to ... when I wrote The Truly Disadvantaged [in 1987]," said

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