Dorothy I Height

Dorothy I Height

Dorothy I. Height

For nearly half a century, Dorothy Height has given leadership to the struggle for equality and human rights for all people. Employed in many capacities in both government and social service agencies, she is well known for her leadership role with the YMCA and the National Council for Negro Women. In 1965, she assumed presidency of the National Council for Negro Women. In the 1970?s she helped National Council for Negro Woman win grants to provide vocational training and assist women in opening businesses.
Dorothy?s roles led to her advocacy for improved conditions for black domestic workers, to her election to the National office within the YMCA, and to her involvement with that organization?s integration policy. She steered through the civil rights struggle of the 1960?s by organizing voter registration in the South, voter education in the North and scholarship programs for student civil rights workers. She also served

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