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Rise Up Ye Women

New Pittsburgh Courier - 11 Jul 2018
As Dr. Dorothy Irene Height would say, “We Black women don't always get to do what we want to do, but we always do what we have to do.” I'm so proud of the accomplishments of Black women, and we just keep on getting up and doing even greater things ...
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Dorothy I. Height: Her Life in Pictures

Black Enterprise - 05 Dec 2017
For nearly half a century, Dorothy Irene Height has been a vocal champion and leader in the Civil Rights movement. As the only female member among the major leaders of the Civil Rights Movement—along with Martin Luther King, Whitney H. Young, ...
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A Dream Grows In Brooklyn

The Stewardship Report - 02 Jul 2018
The honorees included Dr. Susan Beane received the Excellence in Management in Strategic Initiatives, Rev. Kim Best received DeCosta Headley”s Community Leadership Award, Candida Brooks-Harrison received the Dorothy Irene Height Memorial Award ...
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'Black Girl Magic' theme of 20th annual Ford Freedom Awards

The Detroit News - 22 May 2018
The 20th annual Ford Freedom Awards will celebrate "Black Girl Magic" on Tuesday during events at the Detroit Opera House and Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History. The Ford Freedom Award will go to the late Dr. Dorothy Irene Height, ...
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101 books Millennials must read before they die

MercatorNet - 22 Jul 2018
Dorothy and her pet dog Toto are swept up by a tornado into the land of Oz where they eventually free her subjects from the Wicked West of the West and discover that the great Wizard is really a lovable charlatan. Jorge Luis Borges, The Aleph and Other ...
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2018 Ford Freedom Award Program All About Black Girl Magic

The News Wheel - 25 May 2018
“This year, The Wright proudly celebrates 'Black Girl Magic,' illuminating the achievements, strength, and beauty of women and girls,” said Juanita Moore, Museum president and CEO. “In recognizing Dorothy Height, Jessica Mathews, and Asia Newson we ...
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Carl Snowden: Dorothy Height had a lasting impact - 09 Aug 2016
If they ever had the opportunity to meet the late Dr. Dorothy Irene Height, they would know that, like the pebbles tossed in the water, her influence on the events of our time is eternal. Height knew both Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X. She knew ...
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Santa Rosa City Council Update

Sonoma County Gazette - 08 Feb 2018
Dorothy Irene Height (March 24, 1912 – April 20, 2010[) was an American administrator and educator who worked as a civil rights and women's rights activist, specifically focused on the issues of African-American women. She was awarded the Presidential ...
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Clark County group considers civil rights leader a hero

Springfield News Sun - 23 Jun 2017
Dr. Dorothy Irene Height (March 24, 1912-April 20, 2010), the daughter of a building contractor and a nurse, was born in Richmond, Va. She was an American administrator and educator, as well as a civil rights and women's rights activist. She ...
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Dorothy Height Honored With Forever Stamp - 02 Feb 2017
To kick off Black history Month, the United States Postal Service added civil rights activist Dorothy Height to its Black Heritage Series on the Forever Stamp. Height, dubbed by President Barack Obama the “godmother of civil rights,” and a past ...
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Fannye Ayer Ponder: Her story lives on

Weekly Challenger - 14 Jun 2018
After returning from a trip to Washington, D.C., with Dr. Bethune, Ponder was inspired and started planting the seed for what would eventually become the local chapter by drawing together like-minded women such as O. B. McLin, Dorothy Blanton, Mary ...
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Dorothy Height Dies at Age 98

Black Enterprise - 10 Feb 2016
Dorothy Irene Height, the chair and president emeritus of the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW), passed away Tuesday at Howard University Hospital. No cause of death was given. She was 98 years old. (Click here to see “Dorothy I. Height: Her Life ...
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Today in women's history: Happy birthday Dorothy Height

People's World - 25 Mar 2015
Dorothy Irene Height, civil rights and women's rights activist, was born March 24, 1912. The main issues she concentrated on were unemployment, illiteracy, and voter awareness. She was the president of the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW) for 40 ...

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