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Open wide the freedom gates : a memoir

Author: Dorothy I Height
Publisher: New York : PublicAffairs, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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[The author] marched at major civil rights rallies, sat through tense White House meetings, and witnessed every significant victory in the struggle for racial equality. Yet as the sole woman among powerful, charismatic men, and as someone whose personal ambition was always secondary to her passion for her cause, she has received little mainstream recognition ... In [this] memoir, [she] reflects on a life of service  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
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Height, Dorothy I. (Dorothy Irene), 1912-
Open wide the freedom gates.
New York : PublicAffairs, c2003
(OCoLC)606016456
Online version:
Height, Dorothy I. (Dorothy Irene), 1912-
Open wide the freedom gates.
New York : PublicAffairs, c2003
(OCoLC)606950027
Named Person: Dorothy I Height; Dorothy I Height
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dorothy I Height
ISBN: 1586481576 9781586481575 9781586482862 1586482866
OCLC Number: 51969130
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xi, 322 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: A "little old lady" --
Keeping the faith --
Coming of age in Harlem --
"Me culled too" --
Building a new world --
Turning points --
Wartime Washington --
Step by step --
The land of the free --
"Women are the shock absorbers" --
Behind the "cotton curtain" --
Mississippi, crucible of change --
Living up to our promise --
Citizen of the world --
Making common cause --
A place in the sisterhood --
Building a legacy --
Home at last --
A family of friends --
"Temples still undone."
Responsibility: Dorothy Height ; with a foreword by Maya Angelou.

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[The author] marched at major civil rights rallies, sat through tense White House meetings, and witnessed every significant victory in the struggle for racial equality. Yet as the sole woman among powerful, charismatic men, and as someone whose personal ambition was always secondary to her passion for her cause, she has received little mainstream recognition ... In [this] memoir, [she] reflects on a life of service and leadership.--Jacket.

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