Sarah Weddington wrote:
Ann now rests at the Texas State Cemetery in Austin. Her grave marker reads, “Today we have a vision of a Texas where opportunity knows no race, no gender, no color—a glimpse of what can happen in government if we simply open the doors and let the people in.”
Weddington wrote a remembrance to Richards in The Texas Observer, October 12, 2012. This quote comes from Richards’s speech at her inauguration as Texas Governor, January 15, 1991.
Richards served Texas as governor, 1991 to 1995.
Let the sunshine in, then!
- Molly Ivins’s famous posthumous tribute to Ann Richards, in her syndicated column, here from TruthDig, September 2006.