Honoring Dr. Dorothy Height
Dr. Dorothy Height was a tireless advocate for me. For 76 years, she led, defended, spoke out, represented, stood up, built, marched, loved, organized, and fought so that I would grow up healthy, safe, educated, employed, empowered, and successful. She didn’t just do this for me either. She did all of these things for all girls and women around the world. By clicking on her photo, you can view a photo gallery of her legacy.
Dr. Height received numerous honors and distinctions, including 36 honorary degrees. We were honored with the opportunity to give this iconic woman the gift of her ancestry during the NCNW Black Family Reunion in 2006. She was delighted to learn that she shared ancestry with the Temne people in Sierra Leone. Believe it or not, Sierra Leone was the first African country to which she traveled! You can view her reaction here.