Dorothy Height
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Born: March 24, 1912

Died: April 20, 2010 (aged 98)

Nationality: American

Occupation: Activist

Bio: Dorothy Irene Height was an American administrator, educator, and social activist. She was the president of the National Council of Negro Women for forty years, and was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1994, and the Congressional Gold Medal in 2004.

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