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Description - Open Wide The Freedom Gates by Dorothy Height

Dorothy Height marched at civil rights rallies, sat through tense White House meetings, and witnessed every major victory in the struggle for racial equality. In her best-selling memoir, she walks us through her remarkable life of service and leadership. We witness her childhood encounters with racism and thrill at her New York college life during the Harlem Renaissance. We see her march against lynchings, sit with her onstage as Martin Luther King Jr. delivers his I have a dream speech, and watch as she leads the National Council for Negro Women for forty-one years, her diplomatic counsel sought by U. S. Presidents from Eisenhower to Clinton. The result is not just an inspirational account of one womans fight for civil rights, but also a poignant short course in a century of African-American history. (The New York Times Book Review)An Essence BestsellerA Black Issues Book Review bestsellerA Washington Post bestsellerA Dallas Morning News bestsellerA Boston Globe bestseller A Denver Post bestseller

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781586482862
ISBN-10: 1586482866
Format: Paperback
(210mm x 140mm x mm)
Pages: 344
Imprint: PublicAffairs,U.S.
Publish Date: 1-Jan-2005
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Dorothy Height

Dr Dorothy Height has received more than twenty honorary degrees and numerous honours including the Congressional Gold Medal and the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Now ninety-three, she continues to serve as chair and president emerita of the National Council of Negro Women in Washington, DC.

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