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They Were There: Dorothy Height

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They Were There: Dorothy Height

They Were There: Dorothy Height

They Were There: Dorothy Height

Only Available in Archive Formats.

Civil rights activist Dorothy Height stood on the platform only a few feet from Martin Luther King Jr. as he delivered his famous "I Have A Dream" speech on Aug. 28, 1963. NPR's Tavis Smiley talks with Height, who is 91 years old and still serving as chair and president emeritus of the National Council of Negro Women.