About the Program
Dorothy Height appeared on Booknotes in 2003 to talk about her memoir, "Open Wide the Freedom Gates." In the book, Ms. Height discusses her seventy years as an activist and her involvement in the civil rights movement. She included details about her work as a national staff member of the YWCA, her 41 years as president of the National Council of Negro Women, and her organization of the National Black Family Reunion celebrations.