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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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'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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2018 Ford Freedom Award Program All About Black Girl Magic

The News Wheel - 25 May 2018
This year's program consisted of a Ford Freedom Award Scholar's Experience for middle schoolers, Height's enshrinement in the museum's Ring of Genealogy, and an awards ceremony. “For 20 years, Ford has proudly partnered with the Wright Museum to ...
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The Long Hollywood History of A Star Is Born

The Atlantic - 07 Oct 2018
In the spring of 1937, Louis B. Mayer, the gimlet-eyed ruler of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (and, at the time, the highest-paid man in America), had special reason to be proud of his protean son-in-law David O. Selznick, the husband of his favorite daughter ...
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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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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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A woman of many hats: Smithsonian exhibit honors Dorothy Height

Washington Times - 26 Nov 2015
ANALYSIS/OPINION: 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 ...
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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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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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Deaths in Central Florida: 10/7

New York Daily News - 07 Oct 2018
He is also survived by his 5 children Susan Fischer (Greg), James (Kim), Joseph, Frank (Kim), and Dorothy Mooney (James), 7 grandchildren Josh, Jake, Andre, Austyn, Lexi, Aston and Mia and siblings, James Dinda and Elizabeth Churchill. ...

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