Dorothy Irene Height Honored With Google Doodle

    March 24, 2014
    Chris Crum
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Dorothy Irene Height is being remembered with a Google doodle on her 102nd birthday (she passed away in 2010).

Height was a civil rights and women’s rights activist, as well as an educator and administrator. She was the president of the National Council of Negro Women for forty years, and was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in ’94. She also received the Congressional Gold Medal ten years later.

Her activism efforts were focused on African-American women, including topics like unemployment, illiteracy, and voter awareness.

Here’s what people are saying about her on Twitter:


Image via Google, Wikimedia Commons