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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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A 'Forever Stamp' for a forever freedom fighter, Dorothy Height

Amsterdam News - 09 Mar 2017
Besides discovering Dorothy Height in practically every history book worth its salt, especially when it comes to prominent African-American women, there was her ever resourceful family to provide a more intimate portrait of her. Most rewarding was her ...
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Dorothy Height To Be Honored on 2017 US Postage Stamp

The Root - 28 Nov 2016
Truth—we may have to dial back the Public Enemy lyrics from “Fight The Power”: “Most of my heroes don't appear on no stamps.” Because, frankly, since the Black Heritage Stamps series started, most of my heroes do, in fact, appear on stamps. From ...
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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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Jazmine Smith receives Dorothy I. Height Award

The Philadelphia Tribune - 16 Dec 2016
Jazmine Smith, the founder of Eyekonz Sports League, which gives young African-American girls an opportunity to play field hockey and lacrosse, was presented with the Dorothy I. Height Award from the National Council of Negro Women Inc. The award was ...
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Women's History Month: Women of color whose names you should know

USA TODAY - 04 Mar 2017
Dorothy Irene Height. Dorothy Height served as president of the National Council of Negro Women for 40 years. Awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1994, Height worked as an educator and activist seeking to increase political rights for African ...
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US Postal Service holds Black History celebration in Roanoke

WDBJ7 - 12 Feb 2017
The celebration unveiled this year's Black Heritage stamp featuring Virginia native and civil rights icon Dorothy Irene Height. "I think that really sums up who she was a woman of equality and fairness, and advocating for those who were disenfranchised ...
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Morton, Height to be honored at event Friday in Bridgeport

CT Post - 23 Mar 2017
Moore's Women in History event will also unveil locally the Dorothy Irene Height commemorative postage stamp. Height (1912-2010) was a champion of African American women. She was the president of the National Council of Negro Women for 40 years ...
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A woman of many hats: Smithsonian exhibit honors Dorothy Height

Washington Times - 26 Nov 2015
Many a believer holds to the biblical truth that a woman covers her head to show subordination to man. If Dorothy Irene Height were alive today, I'd ask her her thoughts. For sure, though, I've already begged her pardon for using the words ...
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Remembering Dorothy Irene Height

Huffington Post (blog) - 22 Apr 2010
Dorothy Height died this morning at about 3:40 AM. She was a witness to American history from Jim Crow, which prevailed throughout America in the year she was born, 1912, to the presidency of Barack Obama. I had the privilege of knowing her through my ...
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Ida B. Wells, one of the Freedom Sisters

Pasadena Journal - 02 Mar 2017
Ida B. Wells was featured as one of the FREEDOM SISTERS, along with Ella Jo Baker, Mary Mcleod Bethune, Shirley Chisholm, Kathleen Cleaver, Myrlie Evers, Fannie Lou Hamer, Frances Watkins, Dorothy Irene Height, Charlayne Hunter Gault, Barbara ...

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