Dorothy Height

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1912 – 2010

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Who was Dorothy Height?

Dorothy Irene Height an American administrator and educator, was a civil rights and women's rights activist specifically focused on the issues of African-American women, including unemployment, illiteracy, and voter awareness. She was the president of the National Council of Negro Women for forty years and was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1994 and the Congressional Gold Medal in 2004.

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Born
Mar 24, 1912
Richmond
Also known as
  • Dorothy Irene Height
  • Dr. Dorothy I. Height
  • Dr. Dorothy Height
Parents
Siblings
Ethnicity
  • African American
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Bachelor's degree, New York University
    (1929 - 1932)
  • Columbia University
  • Master's Degree, New York University
    Educational psychology
    (1932 - 1933)
Employment
  • President, National Council of Negro Women
    ( - 1997)
  • Staff, YMCA
    (1944 - )
  • President, Delta Sigma Theta
    (1947 - 1956)
Lived in
  • Rankin
Died
Apr 20, 2010
Washington, D.C.

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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