Dorothy Irene Height

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Dorothy Irene Height

Height worked with A. Philip Randolph, Roy Wilkins, Whitney Young, John Lewis, James Farmer and Martin Luther King Jr. during the civil rights movement

"[Height]understood that women's rights and civil rights are indivisible. She stood up for the rights of women every chance she had."-- Hillary ClintonShe helped found the National Women's Poltical Caucus in 1971 with Gloria Steinham, Betty Friedman, and Shirley Chrisholm

Civil RightsOccupation: Civil and Women's rights activistGroups involved in: YWCA, National Council Of Negro WomenPart of the March on Washington

Background InformationDorothy Height...Was born March 24, 1912 in Richmond, Virginia Died April 20, 2010Was noted as a great orator in highschoolAttended NYU got a Bachelors in education, masters in phsycology

After participating in the March on Washington, she became interested in women's rights, saying "[They]were happy to include women in the human family, but there was no question as to who headed the household," about the men.


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