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Celebrating Misbehavin’

Posted by joyinhome on March 24, 2010

Dr. Dorothy Irene Height was born today in 1912.

Dr. Height is a civil rights and equal rights activist, educator. She is a leader with a legacy of work that we should all strive to emulate in our lives and communities. Height has advised presidents, served as- dare I say it- a community organizer and is a winner of the Congressional Medal. Currently, she serves as Chair and President Emerita of the National Council of Negro Women, Inc. and Executive Committee of the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights.

Dr. Height turned 98 today and is recovering in the hospital. Let’s keep her and her family in our thoughts and prayers. We need leadership like that given by Height in order to continue fighting for progress– even in 2010.

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3 Responses to “Celebrating Misbehavin’”

  1. businesswom said

    Thanks for celebrating Dr. Height. She is also past National President of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., a service sorority with over 200,000 members. We cherish her wisdom and strength! : )

  2. Joyinhome said

    @Businesswom – did not mean to leave out the ladies in red! Please keep her in your prayers.

  3. […] Dr. Height was a leader with a legacy of work that we should all strive to emulate in our lives and communities. […]

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