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In Memory -Dorthy Height

Dorothy Height: a civil rights heroine, educator and social activist ; She was a woman who had her finger print on all things American and as the President said,” deserves a place in our history”.    3/24/1912 – 4/20/2010

first posted 4/22/2011

~ Political Action, Obama News And Events

Black History Month: A Salute to Dorothy Height

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

Black Women

YES! Just What I Needed To See.

I watched a video yesterday from the Arsenio Hall late night television show, of a young black woman answering someones comment on her speaking voice.  She put into words an idea I have been trying to project via my blog and, eventually, my book.   790 more words

Black History Month Quote of the Day

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


Celebrating Black History Month with My SHEroes! (Pt 2)

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.

via Progressive Friends – profeminist: “Happy Birthday to civil rights and….


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.”

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