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The Measure of Greatness

The legacy of Dorothy Height is even more prodigious in light of the obstacles she overcame

The life story of Dr. Dorothy Height, who died on Monday, often reads like a…

By Caroline Clarke

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From left: TK Graves, Ann Fudge, Dorothy Height, Nikki Giocvanni, Ruby Dee and Earl Graves at the 2008 Women of Power Legacy Awards.

We Mourn Dorothy Height’s Passing and Celebrate Her Life

Paying tribute to a 'dream giver' who was a catalyst for change

How can one pay adequate homage to Dorothy Height? One can’t really, but we are…

By Earl G. Graves, Sr.

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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, A. Philip Randolph, James Farmer, Roy Wilkins and John Lewis—Height fought for equality and human rights for all people. Among her numerous accomplishments: Height was named to address issues of duress during the aftermath of the Harlem riot of 1935; appointed leader of the United Christian Youth Movement of North America in the New Deal era (1933); was on the staff of the National Board of the YWCA of the USA (1944 - 1977); elected president of the National Council of Negro Women (1957-1998); and received the NAACP Spingarn Medal,  the Presidential Medal of Freedom from Bill Clinton, and the Congressional Gold Medal, the highest civilian and most distinguished award presented by the U.S.  Congress.  She was as well known for her extensive collection of hats, as well as for her indomitable spirit.  (Image source: New York University) (Click here to view Women of Power Legacy Award Dorothy Height Tribute video.)

Dorothy I. Height: Her Life in Pictures

As the only female member among the major leaders of the Civil Rights Movement Height fought for equality and human rights for all people

For nearly half a century, Dorothy Irene Height has been a vocal champion and leader…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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Dorothy Height Dies at Age 98

Civil and women's rights leader leaves proud legacy of excellence in activism

Dorothy Irene Height, the chair and president emeritus of the National Council of Negro Women,…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Businesses Honor King Legacy, Give Back

Companies take torch for service on MLK Day

“President-elect Barack Obama said it best. This election was not about him. It is about…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Living Legend Ties an Old Chicago to a New America

As flocks of Obama supporters gather in Chicago, one native recalls demonstrations past

Obama’s campaign ends in a city where King campaigned for equal rights

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Dream On!

I don’t know that I’ve ever been able to join hands in a large…

By Caroline Clarke

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Remembering Martin Luther King Jr. Pt 1

Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his legacy on the 40th commemoration of his…

By Our World with BLACK ENTERPRISE

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