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Dorothy Height Biography »
Dorothy Irene Height (March 24, 1912 – April 20, 2010) was an American administrator, educator, and a Civil Rights and Women's Rights activist specifically focused on the issues of African American women. Some issues she worked on are unemployment, illiteracy, and voter awareness. She was the president of the National Council of Negro Women for forty years, and was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1994, and the Congressional Gold Medal in 2004.