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Dorothy Height

  • She was born on March 24, 1912 in Richmond, Virginia to a nurse and construction worker
  • Her family then moved to Pennsylvania where she attended different integrated schools
  •  In high school she won a National Oratory competition and was awarded a scholarship for college
  • She was initially accepted to Barnard College in New York but was later turned away because they already met their quota for black students
  • She than applied and was accepted to NYU, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in education and a masters in psychology
  • In 1937, Height worked at the YWCA of Harlem where she met Mary McLeod Bethune and Eleanor Roosevelt
  • She then began to work with the National Council of Negro Women after meeting Mcleod and they eventually became close
  • Height became a leader in the YWCA and helped desegregate the Y’s facilities across the country in 1946
  • Height was also the president of Delta Sigma Theta from 1947 to 1956
  • She established the YWCA’s center for Racial Justice in 1965 and led the center until 1977
  •  She became the president of the National Council of Negro Women in 1957
  • During her time as president, she instituted different policies in the Deep South like donating pigs to poor black families and flying interracial groups of Northern women to meet with the women there
  • Height later became one of the organizers for the March on Washington in 1963 but was not invited to speak despite her skills and achievements
  • She became one of the founders of the National Women’s Political Caucus in 1971 along with Betty Friedan and Shirley Chisholm
  • In the 80s, Height along with the NCNW sponsored a series of events called the Black Family Reunions
  • Over a thousand people attended the first reunion in Washington in 1986
  • Height received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1994
  • She was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal in 2004
  • She died in Washington D.C. on April 20, 2010

Source: nytimes, pinterest

Me Watching the Iowa Caucus 2016
  • Me: OMG Bernie is winning I'm so happy.
  • Idiots: Why aren't you rooting for Hillary? Don't feminist support feminist?
  • Me: Of course feminist support feminist. That does not change the fact that I do not want a corporate, emotionless, flip flopping, ass kissing, drone running the country I live in. So no I don't support Hillary.