This American Life is a weekly public radio program and podcast. Each week we choose a theme and put together different kinds of stories on that theme.

Our show this week has a story from Miki Meek about Congresswoman Barbara Jordan—her political might, her commitment to compromise, and her role in immigration reform in the '90s. Watch her keynote address at the 1976 Democratic National Convention in its entirety.
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Barbara Jordan, Democratic National Convention Keynote Speech, 1976, part 1

Part one of Barbara Jordan's historic Democratic National Convention keynote speech in 1976. Jordan made history by being the first African American woman to...

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