Today in Black History: March 24, 1912 “The Birth of Dorothy Height”

On today in 1912, Dorothy Height was born in Richmond, Virginia. She was an educator, civil rights activist, and African American women’s right activist. She focused on improving unemployment, illiteracy, and voter awareness. Height was also the president of the National Council of Negro Woman. In 1994, she received the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Congressional Gold Medal in 2004. Height died on April 10, 210, in Washington at the age of 98.

To learn more about Dorothy Height, click here.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s