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Dorothy Height, ‘godmother’ of civil rights, dies at 98

Height, who had been chair and president emerita of the National Council of Negro Women, worked in the 1960s alongside civil rights pioneers, including the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., future U.S. Rep. John Lewis and A. Philip Randolph. She was on the platform when King delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech at the 1963 March on Washington.

President Obama called her a hero and the “godmother” of the movement, noting she “served as the only woman at the highest level of the civil rights movement — witnessing every march and milestone along the way.”

Dorothy Height Tribute from Michelle Martin.

Full article at

http://www.cnn.com/2010/US/04/20/obit.height/?hpt=Sbin

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