“What the people want is very simple - they want an America as good as its promise.”
― Barbara Jordan
Join Sarah & our guest, Dr Tom Packer as they explore the exception life of Barbara Jordan - American lawyer, educator and politician who was a leader at the heart of the Civil Rights Movement. Barbara Jordan is an inspirational politician and orator who could, in her own word, harness "the voice of god" to command attention and sway the nation.
Dr Tom Packer is a Fellow at the Institute for the Study of the Americas, University College London. He has also taught previously at Durham University, Warwick, Oxford and LSE. Dr Packer's areas of expertise includes US political history particularly that of the US political right, the US South and the electoral history of the United States and the Western World. His research focuses on American conservatism in the second half of the 20th century. He is currently working on a book exploring the career of Senator Jesse Helms, the leading ultra-conservative Senator, and the political culture of North Carolina. Sarah can't wait to read it.