What is the Meaning of Nationhood in America? (Barbara Jordan - 8:08)

On July 12, 1976, U.S. Representative Barbara Jordan delivered the keynote address at the Democratic National Convention in New York. In this excerpt, she contrasts the divisive forces of pluralism and political polarization inevitably arising in a country as large and diverse as the U.S. with the vital political task in which all should participate of creating a national community.

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