Dorothy Height is the godmother of the Civil Rights Movement

 “I want to be remembered as someone who used herself and anything she could touch to work for justice and freedom…I want to be remembered as one who tried.”

Dorothy Height was an educator, civil rights and women's rights activist focused primarily on improving the circumstances of and opportunities for African-American women, including unemployment, illiteracy, and voter awareness.

Her honors include the Presidential Medal of Freedom, Congressional Gold Medal and she is the 15th Black woman to be honored with her own Postage Stamp that debuts February 1, 2017.  It's the 40th stamp in the Black Heritage Forever Series.

Here are 24 Quotes from Dorothy Height:

Interesting Fact:

Mrs. Height was an organizer of Wednesdays in Mississippi, a weekly meeting of women from all backgrounds, ages and mix of races.  



122The only civil rights project organized by women for women as part of a national women’s organization


In her own words:

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