On This Day

Dorothy Height

Women's and Civil Rights Activist Dorothy Height

Profession: Women's and Civil Rights Activist

Nationality:
United States of America
American

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
Birthplace: Richmond, Virginia, USA
Star Sign: Aries

Died: April 20, 2010 (aged 98)

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"