Recognizing The Unsung Heroes of Black History

By: Alyesha Coleman (Correspondent) Dorothy Height (1912-2010) Height was a leader in addressing the rights of both women and African Americans as the president of the National Council of Negro Women. In 1963, she was one of the organizers of the famed March on Washington. She focused primarily on improving the circumstances of and opportunities for African-American women. Height organized the first Black Family Reunion in 1986 which focused on strengthening the African-American family.

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