Dorothy I. Height

Dorothy Irene Height an American administrator and educator, was a civil rights and women's rights activist specifically focused on the issues of African-American women, including unemployment, illiteracy, and voter awareness. 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 Congressional Gold Medal in 2004. Wikipedia*

On the C-SPAN Networks:
Dorothy I. Height has 77 videos in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a 1983 Call-In as a National President for the National Council of Negro Women. The year with the most videos was 2005 with eight videos. The year with the highest average number of views per program was 2010 with an average of 11,922 views per program. Most appearances with Jesse Jackson (12), Joseph E. Lowery (10), Eleanor Holmes Norton (8). Most common tags: African Americans, Minorities, Gender Issues.

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Previously

Chair and President Emerita, National Council of Negro Women c. January 1, 1998 - c. April 20, 2010 Videos: 38 National President, National Council of Negro Women c. January 1, 1957 - c. July 1, 1998 Videos: 39

Recent Appearances

  • Dorothy Height Funeral Service

    Dorothy Height Funeral Service

    Funeral service honoring the life and legacy of civil rights leader Dr. Dorothy I. Height was held. Dr. Height, who was…

  • NAACP Centennial Convention

    NAACP Centennial Convention

    Speakers celebrated the 100th anniversary of the NAACP. They spoke about historic achievements and the future of the civil rights…

  • Race and Reconciliation in America,  Part 1

    Race and Reconciliation in America, Part 1

    Former U.S. Senator and Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen and his wife, playwright Janet Langhart Cohen, hosted a conference at the National Press Club on…

  • Challenges Facing Black Women

    Challenges Facing Black Women

    The National Council of Negro Women (NCNW) convened their First Annual 2008 National Black Women’s Town Hall Meeting at…

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