Women you should know: Dorothy Height

Today in women you should know we take a look at Dorothy I. Height.



She was an educator, civil rights activist, and a champion for African-American women.


With a degree in education and educational psychology, Height worked  as a social worker for the New York City Police Department.  At the age of 25 she embarked on the beginnings of her most influential work as a civil rights activist.

During this time Height joined the ranks of the Harlem YWCA, and met influential founder of the National Council of Negro Women Mary McLeo Bethune.

She passed on in April 2010.

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Written by Michaela Phelps, Staff Writer #MyGirlSquad


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