This was Dorothy Height speaking in 1997. She was a lion in the force for civil rights who never got the just acknowledgment of history.
Google her and you will see on Google itself she is remembered. She was a lioness in the winter of our discontent, a force for good
in the summer of our awakening and now a posthumous force for renewal of those rights in our springtime of rebirth.
Here is her speech before the Human Rights Campaign in 1997. The president spoke at her funeral 15 days after he was elected. She saw with her own eyes the fruits of her labor and for that the presidency of Barack Obama was worth it.