Dorothy Height

Meet the trailblazer Barack Obama called the “Godmother of Civil Rights.” Dorothy Height was the 40-year president of the National Council of Negro Women.
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It's possible that what makes me admire Dorothy Height more than anything is the fact that I didn't know she existed until Google wove her face into its logo recently.
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After almost a century of Dorothy Height making this country and world a more just, equal, and hopeful place she is now in heaven, and the rest of us are now going to have to step it up down here.
Today we lay to rest Dr. Dorothy Height, who stood next to Dr. Martin Luther King on the day he had a dream, and she in her wheelchair, at age 97, alongside Barack Obama during his inauguration.
The female icons of the civil rights movement are a vanishing species in our collective consciousness. The passing of Dr. Dorothy Height was a huge loss to the nation. I lost a mentor. Whenever we met, she always said, "Carry on."
Even when African-American civil rights groups and women's groups were wary of each other's goals Dorothy Height found a way to bridge both those worlds with grace, dignity, and undeniably stunning results
Civil rights godmother Dorothy Height will be buried today in Washington, D.C. after passing away last week at the age of
Dorothy Height died this week. She was a witness to American history from Jim Crow, which prevailed throughout America in the year she was born, 1912, to the presidency of Barack Obama.
Thank you. Dr. Height, for your understanding and for dedicating your life to working for justice -- instead of stopping at "just us."
Height's style was punctuated by her hats, articulation, dignity and grace, but for those in the civil rights world it was her tenacity and lifelong dogged belief in the promise of American equality that made her stand out.
To me Dr. Dorothy Height was a dearest friend, mentor, and role model. When she passed away on April 20 at age 98, we all lost a treasure, a wise counselor, and a rock we could always lean against for support in tough times.
Much has been written about the remarkable contributions of Dorothy Height since her passing on Tuesday. But the positive influence she had on millions will perhaps never be fully told.
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Dorothy Height was a presence in Washington -- often you'd see her hat before you saw her. She died on Tuesday, yet another in a line of our esteemed elders who paved the way for us to be free, self-determining, strong men and women.