|Barbara Jordan speaking with George McGovern in 1976|
This Black History Month, take a moment to educate yourself and your family about some distinguished Texans, often overlooked in history books. Don't stop here, head to the local library or bookstore to discover more outstanding contributions made by black American Texans.
George Thompson Ruby and Matthew Gaines
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Sharon Watkins-Jones is a community college administrator, former special education teacher, wife of 17 years and mother of two school-age children in northwest Houston.
Her primary interests are family-inclusive culture and arts, travel, politics, historical literature, Texas Longhorns and all things Disney. She writes for the Houston Examiner as a featured columnist.