The Color Purple


[Washington, D.C., April 28. Image via AP]

Vanilla P. Beane, 90, left, a Washington hatmaker talks about her friendship with the late Dorothy Height, the leading female voice of the 1960s civil rights movement, and how Beane made many of Height’s trademark hats, outside the National Council of Negro Women building in Washington where Dorothy Height’s casket arrived for public viewing, Tuesday, April 27, 2010. Many of the women who paid their respects today to Dorothy Height wore purple, her favorite color. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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