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  • I have walked into the palaces of kings and queens and into the houses of presidents. And much more. But I could not walk into a hotel in America and get a cup of coffee, and that made me mad.

    "March on Washington had one female speaker: Josephine Baker". Josephine Baker's speech at the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom in Washington, D.C., www.washingtonpost.com. August 28, 1963.