Black History Month STYLIN': Dorothy Height

DAY 17: Dorothy Height

Dorothy Height - Activist, Scholar
Born: March 24th, 1912
Died: April 20th, 2010

Dorothy Height worked very close with Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King Jr. to help make life better for Black women during the Civil Rights Movement. She made the improvement and empowerment of the Black female her sole purpose when she was appointed president of the National Council of Negro Women in 1957.

Other Height Facts
  • Dorothy Height studied at New York University, but was born in Richmond, Virginia.
  • She has won the 1994 Presidential Medal of Freedom and the 2004 Congressional Gold Medal.

"Greatness is not measured by what a man or woman accomplishes, but by the opposition he or she has to overcome to reach his goals."
Dorothy Height

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