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Dorothy Irene Height
An analysis of the achievements of Dorothy Irene Height in her fight for equality and rights for all people regardless of their race, creed or color.
# 106075 | 2,672 words | 6 sources | APA | 2008 | US

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This paper discusses the life and achievements of Dorothy Irene Height, a woman who made significant strides in the area of black rights. The paper describes her long career that spanned over five decades, in which she was a leader in the fight for equality and rights for all people regardless of their race, creed or color. The paper describes Heights contributions today, as a woman in her nineties.

From the Paper:

"Height has won numerous awards during her lifetime of community work. Recently, she won the Camille Cosby World of Children Award; NAFEO Distinguished Leadership Award; Stellar Award; the Spirit of Cincinnati Ambassador Award; National Caucus and Center on Black Aged Living Legacy Award; the Caring Institute's Caring Award; the Generous Heart Award from the Olender Foundation; and the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Freedom from Want Award. The NAACP awarded her the Spingarn Medal, and she was inducted into The National Women's Hall of Fame. In addition, 19 colleges and universities have given her honorary doctorates (African American Registry)."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • African American Registry. Website retrieved November 12, 2007. del_of_social_consistency
  • Black Issues in Higher Education. (2004). Barnard College Honors Dorothy Height, 75 years after turning her away. 21(10): 13
  • Edelman, W.M. (2006) Dorothy Height broadens our horizon. New York Beacon 13(13): 12-14.
  • The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education (1998), The Racial Integration of America's Universities: Giving Credit Where Credit Is Due. 19: 14-15.
  • Marshall, T. (February 3, 1997). The Crusade of a Lifetime: Height to Retire as Head of Negro Women's Council. The Washington Times, 8

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