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Dorothy Height

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Gender Female
Death12 years ago
Date of birth March 24,1912
Zodiac sign Aries
Born Richmond
Virginia
United States
Date of died April 20,2010
DiedWashington
D. C.
United States
Job Journalist
Educator
Social activist
Education New York University
Columbia University
Department of Art and Art Education at NYU Steinhardt
BooksOpen Wide the Freedom Gates
The Black Family Dinner Quilt Cookbook: Health Conscious Recipes & Food Memories
The Core of America's Race Problem
Living with Purpose: An Activist's Guide to Listening, Learning and Leading
Awards Presidential Medal of Freedom
Congressional Gold Medal
Spingarn Medal
Presidential Citizens Medal
The Chairman's Medal
Jefferson Award for Outstanding Public Service Benefiting the Disadvantaged
FoundAfrican-American Women for Reproductive Freedom
Place of burial Washington National Cathedral
SiblingsAnthanette Aldridge
ParentsFannie Burroughs Height
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Dorothy Irene Height was an African American civil rights and women's rights activist. She focused on the issues of African American women, including unemployment, illiteracy, and voter awareness.

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