Women of The March on Washington

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  • Myrlie Evers-Willams
  • Anna Arnold Hedgeman
  • Dorothy Height
  • Daisy Bates
  • Diane Nash
  • Bernice King
  • Rosa Parks
  • Pauli Murray
  • Mahalia Jackson
  • Marian Anderson
  • Nancy Pelosi
  • Sybrina Fulton
  • Women Played a Crucial Role in the March on Washington

Dorothy Height

Dorothy Height, the only woman who worked alongside the “Big Six” of the civil rights movement, is regarded as the unheralded seventh leader. In 1963 she headed the National Council of Negro Women and worked as one of the march’s chief organizers and orators. During Martin Luther King Jr.'s “I Have a Dream” speech, Height sat on the stage, arm’s length from King, but was not asked to speak. (Photo: The Washington Post via Getty Images)

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