Dorothy Height

Civil Rights and Women's Rights Activist Dorothy Height Full Name: Dorothy Height
Nationality: American

Profession: Civil Rights and Women's Rights Activist
Why Famous: Focused on the issues of African-American women as 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.

Born: March 24, 1912
Star Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Richmond, Virginia, USA

Died: April 20, 2010 (aged 98)

Historical Events in the Life of Dorothy Height

  • 1965-03-20 Civil and Women's Rights Activist Dorothy Height has her first column published in the weekly African-American newspaper called the "New York Amsterdam News"

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