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Dorothy Height

Dorothy Height's Quiet Leadership

Peter A. Georgescu | Posted 08.05.2014 | Impact
Peter A. Georgescu

It's possible that what makes me admire Dorothy Height more than anything is the fact that I didn't know she existed until Google wove her face into its logo recently.

The Other Half Had a Dream Too

Martha Burk | Posted 10.23.2013 | Politics
Martha Burk

Let's hope that the 50th anniversary celebration of one of the world's most important peaceful revolutions includes its daughters equally with its sons.

10 Most Fearless Women I've Met

Dr. Terri Kennedy | Posted 09.07.2013 | Women
Dr. Terri Kennedy

Fearlessness is a quality of spirit that enables you to walk an uncharted path and push forward, no matter what obstacles you face. I'm quite grateful to have met extraordinary women from a range of fields who have worked fearlessly for freedom and equality.

Dorothy Height: Extraordinary American Heroine

Mike Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Green

This is a petition to the publishers, producers and editors in all the network news organizations and 24-hour cable news channels. Across the spectrum...

Dr. Dorothy Height's Funeral: Lifting Her to Heaven

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Jim Wallis

After almost a century of Dorothy Height making this country and world a more just, equal, and hopeful place she is now in heaven, and the rest of us are now going to have to step it up down here.

Remembering Dorothy Height

Bonnie St. John | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bonnie St. John

Today we lay to rest Dr. Dorothy Height, who stood next to Dr. Martin Luther King on the day he had a dream, and she in her wheelchair, at age 97, alongside Barack Obama during his inauguration.

Dorothy Height's Hats: A Look At Her Style Legacy (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

Civil rights godmother Dorothy Height will be buried today in Washington, D.C. after passing away last week at the age of 98. While she will certainly...

Dr. Dorothy Height Told Us That It's Not a Man's Civil Rights World

Laura W. Murphy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura W. Murphy

The female icons of the civil rights movement are a vanishing species in our collective consciousness. The passing of Dr. Dorothy Height was a huge loss to the nation. I lost a mentor. Whenever we met, she always said, "Carry on."

Dorothy Height's Legacy: Stand Together

Winnie Stachelberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Winnie Stachelberg

Even when African-American civil rights groups and women's groups were wary of each other's goals Dorothy Height found a way to bridge both those worlds with grace, dignity, and undeniably stunning results

Dorothy Height Funeral: Obama Honors 'Godmother' Of Civil Rights Movement

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Recognizing his debt to her quiet perseverance, an emotional President Barack Obama eulogized Dorothy Height as a humble champion o...

Remembering Dorothy Irene Height

Holly Cowan Shulman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Holly Cowan Shulman

Dorothy Height died this week. She was a witness to American history from Jim Crow, which prevailed throughout America in the year she was born, 1912, to the presidency of Barack Obama.

Remembering a Hero and an Era: The Passing of Dorothy Height

Brian Levin, J.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brian Levin, J.D.

Height's style was punctuated by her hats, articulation, dignity and grace, but for those in the civil rights world it was her tenacity and lifelong dogged belief in the promise of American equality that made her stand out.

Dorothy Height and the Concept of Enlightened Self-Interest

Joel Brokaw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Joel Brokaw

Much has been written about the remarkable contributions of Dorothy Height since her passing on Tuesday. But the positive influence she had on millions will perhaps never be fully told.

Dr. Dorothy Height -- Extraordinary Leader, Lantern, and Role Model

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

To me Dr. Dorothy Height was a dearest friend, mentor, and role model. When she passed away on April 20 at age 98, we all lost a treasure, a wise counselor, and a rock we could always lean against for support in tough times.

Thank You, Dorothy Height

Terrance Heath | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Terrance Heath

Thank you. Dr. Height, for your understanding and for dedicating your life to working for justice -- instead of stopping at "just us."

Dorothy Height: Washington Won't Be the Same Without You

Tamar Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tamar Abrams

Dorothy Height was a presence in Washington -- often you'd see her hat before you saw her. She died on Tuesday, yet another in a line of our esteemed elders who paved the way for us to be free, self-determining, strong men and women.

Farewell to Dorothy Height

Zondra Hughes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Zondra Hughes

Generally speaking, when an African American historical figure passes away, my somewhat younger Hispanic male colleague gives me that look, somewhere between clueless and concerned.

Dr. Dorothy Height Dies: Where Are the Women in Black Leadership?

Lola Adesioye | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lola Adesioye

As the black community looks at the black agenda, we mustn't forget that women are part of that agenda and must continue to contribute to and be fully engaged in it.

Anatomy of an Internet Rumor: Twitter Falsely Declares Dr. Dorothy Height Dead

Bryan Monroe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Bryan Monroe

More than 1,000 tweets repeated rumors of the alleged passing of legendary African American educator and civil rights activist Dr. Dorothy Height. However, she is indeed alive.

Sarah Palin Please Stop the Shout Outs, Shut Up and Go Find Your Purpose

Yvonne R. Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Yvonne R. Davis

Palin's personal ambition is a real blind spot. She ignored her team of Governors at the Republican Governor's Association meeting last week.