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In this June 4, 2009 file photo, Chair and President Emerita of National Council of Negro Women Dr Dorothy Height speaks during the Uncommon Height Gala honoring Oprah Winfrey in Washington D.C.
In this March 14, 2008 file photo, Dorothy Irene Height, who served as President of the National Council of Negro Women for 40 years until 1997, sits in front of her featured story board inside the "Freedom's Sisters" exhibition at the Cincinnati Museum Center in Cincinnati.
In this Nov. 19, 1964 file photo, from left, James Farmer, Whitney M. Young, Jr., and Dorothy Height, of the National Council of Negro Women speak to the press after meeting with President Lyndon Johnson at the White House in Washington.
In this Aug. 28, 1963 file photo, Dorothy Height, right, National President of the National Council of Negro Women and Director of the center for Racial Justice of the national YWCA, listens to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
In this Aug. 8, 1994 file photo, U.S. President Bill Clinton applauds Dorothy Height, president of the National Council of Negro Women.
This June 4, 1965 file photo, from left, Morris Dosewell, American Labor Council; Dorothy Height, National Committee Negro Women; Alexander Allen, Urban League; Basil Paterson, NAACP and Bayard Rustin, director of the Philips Randolph Institute.

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., right, Congressional Black Caucus Chair Rep. Barbara Lee, D- Calif., left, and members of the CBC, are joined by Dorothy Height.

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She let me be me, a true Zulu savage.