Open Wide the Freedom Gates by Dorothy Height audiobook

Open Wide the Freedom Gates: A Memoir

By Dorothy Height
Read by Lizan Mitchell

Recorded Books, Inc.
11.68 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9781461810797

Recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and president emerita of the National Council of Negro Women, Dorothy Height is a heroine of the Civil Rights movement. At age 91 she takes listeners back through 70 explosive years in search of equality as a black and as a woman. Dr. Height recalls her childhood battles with racism, college in New York during the Harlem Renaissance, her encounters with powerful leaders, and her work among the rural black communities fighting teen pregnancy and instilling black family values. This is a true insider's account of the 20th century's most noble cause.

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Summary

Summary

Recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and president emerita of the National Council of Negro Women, Dorothy Height is a heroine of the Civil Rights movement. At age 91 she takes listeners back through 70 explosive years in search of equality as a black and as a woman. Dr. Height recalls her childhood battles with racism, college in New York during the Harlem Renaissance, her encounters with powerful leaders, and her work among the rural black communities fighting teen pregnancy and instilling black family values. This is a true insider's account of the 20th century's most noble cause.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“[Open Wide the Freedom Gates] gives a poignant short course in a century of African-American history.” New York Times Book Review
“Rich with historic details, [Open Wide the Freedom Gates] is a humble account of a magnificent life’s work.” Essence

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Author Bio: Dr. Dorothy Height

Author Bio: Dr. Dorothy Height

Dr. Dorothy Height (1912-2010) has more than twenty honorary degrees. In addition to the Presidential Medal of Freedom, she has received the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Freedom Medal and the Citizens Medal Award, which President Ronald Reagan awarded her in 1989. She also served as chair and president emerita of the National Council of Negro Women.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Biography & Autobiography
Runtime: 11.68
Audience: Adult
Language: English