Dorothy Height was one of the principle planners of the march on Washington on August 28th, 1963, which led to the Civil Rights Act. Height often worked behind the scenes as male civil rights leaders took the spotlight. But, she later became an adviser to presidents and received the nation's highest civilian honors.
- Growing up, Height faced discrimination both as an African American and a woman. Going back to the 19th century, how have the struggles of America's blacks been linked to the drive for women's rights?
- How has the African American civil rights movement influenced other campaigns for equal rights?