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Author Height, Dorothy I. (Dorothy Irene), 1912-2010.

Title Open wide the freedom gates : a memoir / Dorothy Height ; with a foreword by Maya Angelou.

Imprint New York : PublicAffairs, c2003.

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Location Call No. Status OPAC Message Public Note Gift Note
 Moore Stacks  E185.97.H444 A3 2003    Available  ---
Edition 1st ed.
Description xi, 322 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Note Includes index.
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."
Summary [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.
Subject Height, Dorothy I. (Dorothy Irene), 1912-2010.
African American women civil rights workers -- Biography.
Civil rights workers -- United States -- Biography.
National Council of Negro Women -- Biography.
African Americans -- Civil rights -- History -- 20th century.
African Americans -- Social conditions -- 1964-1975.
African Americans -- Social conditions -- 1975-
ISBN 1586481576