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  • Author:
    Dorothy Height
  • ISBN:
    1586481576
  • ISBN13:
    978-1586481575
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    PublicAffairs (June 26, 2003)
  • Pages:
    336 pages
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Dorothy Height marched at civil rights rallies, sat through tense White House meetings, and witnessed every major victory in the struggle for racial equality.

Dorothy Height marched at civil rights rallies, sat through tense White House meetings, and witnessed every major victory in the struggle for racial equality. Yet as the sole woman among powerful. gives a poignant short course in a century of African-American history. Dr. Dorothy Height has more than twenty honorary degrees.

Dorothy Height marched at civil rights rallies, sat through tense White House meetings, and witnessed every major victory in the struggle . In her memoir, Dr. Height, now ninety-one, reflects on a life of service and leadership. Yet as the sole woman among powerful, charismatic men, someone whose personal ambition was secondary to her passion for her cause, she has received little mainstream recognition-until now. We witness her childhood encounters with racism and the thrill of New York college life during the Harlem Renaissance. We see her protest against lynchings

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.

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.

Dorothy Height quotes Showing 1-8 of 8. I am the product of many whose lives have touched mine . We are not a problem people, we are people with problems. Dorothy Height, Open Wide The Freedom Gates: A Memoir. I am the product of many whose lives have touched mine, from the famous, distinguished, and powerful to the little known and the poor. My mother helped me understand how not to show off what I knew, but how to use it so that others might benefit. Like even if you are a token, you have an important function to fulfill.

Height talked about her book, Open Wide the Freedom Gates: A Memoir, published by PublicAffairs. Then 91, she had witnessed most of the major events in the African-American struggle for civil rights. She talked about her life work for her cause and about people she knew personally such as . DuBois, Eleanor Roosevelt, and many others. She talked about the experience of leading the National Council of Negro Women for forty-one years. Ms. Height received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1994.

In her memoir, Dr. Height, Dorothy Height marched at civil rights rallies . 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.

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Dorothy Irene Height (March 24, 1912 – April 20, 2010) was a revolutionary leader for the civil rights movement, known for her contributions and ideological breakthroughs as she had up. .Open Wide the Freedom Gates: A Memoir. New York: PublicAffairs Press.

Dorothy Irene Height (March 24, 1912 – April 20, 2010) was a revolutionary leader for the civil rights movement, known for her contributions and ideological breakthroughs as she had up to four million followers. Height is often referred to as being an extremely prominent figure, as she was of great significance in the women's rights movements simultaneously to the civil rights movements. Height specifically focused on the issues of African-American women, including unemployment, illiteracy, and voter awareness  .

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бесплатно, без регистрации и без смс. Dorothy Height marched at civil rights rallies, sat through tense White House meetings, and witnessed every major victory in the struggle for racial equality

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Dorothy Height marched at civil rights rallies, sat through tense White House meetings, and witnessed every major victory in the struggle for racial equality. Yet as the sole woman among powerful, charismatic men, someone whose personal ambition was secondary to her passion for her cause, she has received little mainstream recognition--until now. In her memoir, Dr. Height, now ninety-one, reflects on a life of service and leadership. We witness her childhood encounters with racism and the thrill of New York college life during the Harlem Renaissance. We see her protest against lynchings. We sit with her onstage as Martin Luther King Jr. delivers his "I Have a Dream" speech. We meet people she knew intimately throughout the decades: W.E.B. DuBois, Marcus Garvey, Eleanor Roosevelt, Mary McLeod Bethune, Adam Clayton Powell Sr., Langston Hughes, and many others. And we watch as she leads the National Council of Negro Women for forty-one years, her diplomatic counsel sought by U.S. Presidents from Eisenhower to Clinton.

After the fierce battles of the 1960s, Dr. Height concentrates on troubled black communities, on issues like rural poverty, teen pregnancy and black family values. In 1994, her efforts are officially recognized. Along with Rosa Parks, she receives the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor.


Damdyagab
I chose to read this book in honor of women's history month and it truly inspired and educated me. Ms. Height took me down history lane in this book about her involvement in various organizations. Some of the organizations she mentioned in the book I am ashamed to say I never even heard of. The writing style of the book kept me reading past midnight. After reading this book, I can truly say I know more about Ms. Height as a woman and the various organizations she was involved in.
Snake Rocking
There were so many important activists during the time of MLK and Rosa Parks. If you love history, want to learn more about the Civil Rights Movement or just like reading about powerful, strong women, this is must read.
Ylonean
Reminds you why you have rights you do. Although the struggle and oppression is not yet over, this book is a glimpse of how the past has influenced current times - both for the better and for the worse.
Virn
I received my order and the quality was what I expected. I would purchase from them again if the price is right.

Open Wide The Freedom Gates: A Memoir by Dorothy Height is a must get book. I am very suprised that I like the book. Ms. Height journey is so inspiring. The people she encounter became very famous and yet she was famous but modest. I love this book.
Styphe
Wow, Soror Dorothy Height was an amazing woman and truly left her footprints for the rest of us to try and walk in. We truly stand on the shoulders of a beautiful giant.
Bloodfire
Loved the walk through history and the opportunity to learn of the growth women's organizations. This memoir is inspirational and challenges us all to be our best selves in our contributions to the improvement of society.
Pryl
I've always admired Ms. Height, and enjoyed learning more about her efforts to help her fellow Black sisters.
I learned a lot about Black history and Dorothy Height. I have admired her for many years and enjoyed reading her memoir.