Audibly Speaking: Listening to History
Constitution Day 2021 presentation at South Georgia State College:
This podcast is South Georgia State College’s contribution to the commemoration of Constitution Day in 2021. In deference to the pandemic there will be no face to face presentation, but this (socially) “distanced learning” opportunity will take its place.
Here, Dr. Rick Reiman looks at the career and contributions to our Constitutional understandings of Congresswoman Barbara Jordan (1936-1996) of Texas. Jordan was a passionate eloquent defender of the Constitution. In 1974, she served on the House Judiciary Committee that voted to recommend articles of impeachment against President Nixon. It seems fitting that in this year in which an impeachment trial took place (the second in consecutive years), we look back at Barbara Jordan’s view of impeachment and her prophetic views of the responsibilities of citizenship in a divided American.