The us postal service is honoring civil rights and women's rights activist dorothy height with a postage stamp. Dorothy irene height (march 24, 1912 - april 20, 2010) was an american administrator and educator who worked as a civil rights and women's rights activist, specifically focused on the issues of african-american women, including unemployment, illiteracy, and voter awareness she was the. Artist: mike dutton/courtesy of google 2014 there it sits, the gleaming portrait of dorothy height looming radiant and elegant and true, and yet it cannot touch the handiwork of the subject herself because dorothy height, as the original artist of a highly influential life, rendered the most. Civil rights icon dorothy irene height (1912-2010) was known for her courage, intelligence, leadership, standing straight and hats the 42 hats in the exhibit.
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Dorothy irene height (1912-2010) social worker and civil rights activist dorothy irene height photo: public domain dorothy height was born in richmond virginia on march 24, 1912. We take a look at dr dorothy height's life in pictures, from the photo of her standing alongside dr martin luther king, jr as he delivered his monumental. The 40th stamp in the black heritage series honors dorothy height (1912_2010), an activist who dedicated her life to fighting for equality. A transcript of president obama's remarks on thursday at the funeral service for dorothy height, a civil rights leader.
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