Death of Dorothy Irene Height

March 24, 1912 - April 20, 2010
Washington, District Of Columbia | Age 98

Leading civil rights activist of the 1960's dies at 98
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By BEN EVANS, Associated Press Writer


Dorothy Height, the leading female voice of the 1960s civil rights movement and a participant in historic marches with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and others, died Tuesday. She was 98.

Height, whose activism on behalf of women and minorities dated to the New Deal, led the National Council of Negro Women for 40 years. She continued actively speaking out into her 90s, often getting rousing ovations at events around...

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