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Open wide the freedom gates : a memoir

Auteur : Dorothy I Height
Éditeur : New York : PublicAffairs, ©2003.
Édition/format :   Print book : Biographie : Anglais : 1st edVoir toutes les éditions et tous les formats
Base de données :WorldCat
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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  Lire la suite...
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Genre/forme : Biography
History
Autobiographie
Format – détails additionnels : Online version:
Height, Dorothy I. (Dorothy Irene), 1912-
Open wide the freedom gates.
New York : PublicAffairs, ©2003
(OCoLC)606016456
Online version:
Height, Dorothy I. (Dorothy Irene), 1912-
Open wide the freedom gates.
New York : PublicAffairs, ©2003
(OCoLC)606950027
Personne nommée : Dorothy I Height; Dorothy I Height; Dorothy I Height; Dorothy I Height
Type d’ouvrage : Biographie
Format : Livre
Tous les auteurs / collaborateurs : Dorothy I Height
ISBN : 1586481576 9781586481575 9781586482862 1586482866
Numéro OCLC : 51969130
Notes : Includes index.
Description : xi, 322 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contenu : 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."
Responsabilité : Dorothy Height ; with a foreword by Maya Angelou.

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A heroine of the Civil Rights Movement tells the remarkable story of her life, her work, and what it means to be both black and a woman  Lire la suite...

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"'Rich with historic details, Open Wide the Freedom Gates is a humble account of a magnificent life's work'. Essence"

 
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