Dr. Dorothy I. Height
(1912 — 2010)


As remembered by Joyce Ladner
April 20, 2010

Dr. Dorothy I. Height, activist servant of the people made her transition today at 5:15 a.m. A supporter of SNCC women in Delta Sigma Theta Sorority as early as 1963, and the only woman to speak at the March on Washington she filled her ninety years with activism. A supporter of Fannie Lou Hamer, organizer with Polly Cowan of in Wednesday's Mississippi, she was an indefatigable freedom fighter.


As remembered by Dr. Gwendolyn Patton
April 21, 2010

As student body president and a senior at Tuskegee University, I was involved in selecting Dr. Dorothy Height as our commencement speaker in 1966. She visited with me in my home and talked about the pig farm in Central Africa that she was spearheading with the material support of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority and the National Council of Negro Women. Nothing was more stuning than to see Soror President Dr. Height at national Delta Conventions, crowned in her fabulous hats!! She certainly was a crown jewel in our ongoing struggle for human rights and economic security. When in Washington, DC, please visit the Mary Mcleod Bethune Museum and Archives.

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