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.
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