Brought to the Stage
In 2005, a musical based on her memoirs, “Open Wide the Freedom Gates” debuted. The project showcased her perspective on the civil rights movement as well as an insider’s point of view on her mentors Mary McLeod Bethune and Eleanor Roosevelt.
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