Born on March 24, 1912, in Richmond, Virginia, African-American activist Dorothy Height spent her life fighting for civil rights and women’s rights. The daughter of a building contractor and a nurse, Height moved with her family to Rankin, Pennsylvania, in her youth. 639 more words
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It is so important to never forget our past as we look to the future of who we are. This is one of the many reasons that I felt it necessary to pay homage to some of the extraordinary women that helped shape my world view as an African-American woman. 628 more words
“Happy Birthday to civil rights and women’s rights activist Dorothy Height! Born in 1912, Height dedicated her life to the Civil Rights Movement.
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Though Height was frustrated that women were often treated as inferiors within the Civil Rights Movement, she helped organize the 1963 March on Washington and attended MLK’s “I Have a Dream” speech.”