In Memoriam: 10 Great Leaders Who Transitioned in 2010

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Dorothy I. Height (March 24, 1912 – April 20, 2010) The chair and president emeritus of the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW), Height was influential player for social justice, civil rights, and women’s rights, who connected with and uplifted several generations. Her prominence was such that the nation’s presidents and civil rights luminaries sought her council. In fact, she was the only female leader present at the table when Martin Luther King Jr., Whitney H. Young, A. Philip Randolph, and John Lewis began coordinating the March on Washington in 1960, according to her autobiography Open Wide the Freedom Gates: A Memoir (Gale Group). PHOTO GALLERY: "Dorothy I. Height: Her Life In Pictures." WATCH: Dorothy Height’s Women of Power Legacy Award tribute video.

Dorothy I. Height (March 24, 1912 – April 20, 2010) The chair and president emeritus…