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Dorothy Height spent her life focused on improving the opportunities of African American women. Working with some of the major Civil Rights activists, including Martin Luther King Jr, Height was a key organizer of the 1963 March on Washington, and in 1971 she help to found the National Women’s Political Caucus. #kickasscivilrightsleaders

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Eleanor Roosevelt and Dorothy Height

Dorothy Height presents Eleanor Roosevelt with the Mary McLeod Bethune Human Rights Award in At the time, Height was president of the National Council of Negro Women.

President Obama leans over to kiss Dr. Dorothy Height, the godmother of the civil rights movement. Dr. Dorothy Height, who devoted her life to those struggling for equality.

President Obama leans over to kiss Dr. Dorothy Height, the godmother of the civil rights movement. Dorothy Height, who devoted her life to those struggling for equality. LOVE THIS MAN.

Dorothy Irene Height (March 24, 1912 – April 20, 2010) was an American administrator, educator, and a civil rights and women's rights activist specifically focused on the issues of African-American women, including unemployment, illiteracy, and voter awareness. She was the 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.

Dorothy Irene Height (March 1912 – April was an American administrator, educator, and a Civil Rights and Women's rights activist specifically focused on the issues of African-American women.

Civil-rights leader and women's activist Dorothy Height became the elected president of the National Council of Negro Women in 1957.

Civil-rights leader and women's activist Dorothy Height became the elected president of the National Council of Negro Women in

Obama's tears at Dorothy Height's funeral in Washington | Mail Online

Obama breaks down in tears at funeral of 'Godmother' of American civil rights movement

Obama breaks down in tears at funeral of 'Godmother' of American civil rights…

Obama breaks down in tears at funeral of 'Godmother' of American civil rights movement

apsies: “ President Barack Obama wipes away tears as he sits next to First Lady Michelle Obama at the funeral service for Dr. Dorothy Height at Washington National Cathedral in Washington, DC, April (via) ”

Dorothy Height - Wikipedia

Dorothy Height - Wikipedia

Betty Shabazz, Dorothy Height, Shirley Chisholm, and Marian Anderson

Powerful Assembly Betty Shabazz, Dorothy Height, Shirley Chisholm & Marian Anderson Photo by Hal Mathewson/NY Daily News

Obama's tears at Dorothy Height's funeral in Washington | Mail Online

Obama breaks down in tears at funeral of 'Godmother' of American civil rights movement

Former President George W. Dorothy Heights before he presented her with the Congressional Gold Medal in