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Open Wide the Freedom Gates

Open Wide the Freedom Gates

Author: Dorothy Height

Year Published: 2003

Description: In this memoir, civil rights activist Dorothy Height chronicles her life and experiences as an advocate for equality and advancement, especially for African-American women. In so doing, she also provides a unique perspective on the civil rights movement, as Height was often the solitary female voice among men. In the book, Height describes her personal journey from growing up in Pennsylvania and attending college in New York City to standing on stage during Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech to attending civil rights rallies and White House meetings.

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'The freedom gates are half ajar,' she said. 'We must pry them fully open.' I have been committed to the calling ever since.'

Open Wide the Freedom Gates

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