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“If the time is not ripe, we have to ripen the time.” - Dorothy Height

CROUZIL Ambre & GÉRAULT Océane

Dorothy Height

the godmother of civil rights movement

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Summary

We are going to present you through those points the life of Dorothy Height.

Timeline

Actions and Challenges

Awards

Conclusion

She died on April 20, at the aged 98 in Washington, D.C

She became the National President of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority

She served as president of National Council of Negro Women and became Chair and President Emerita

She joined the Harlem Women's Christian Association (YWCA).

barred from attending Banard College. So, she attended New York University.

Born on March 24, in Richmond, Virginia

2010

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1937

1947-1956

1957-1998

Timeline

Dorothy Height and Eleanor Roosevelt (former first lady and civil rights activist)

Actions and challenges

- 1963: Height, and other civil rights activists like MLK organized the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.- She faced great discrimination and prejudice because of her skin color.- The creation of “Wednesday Mississippi and the Wednesday in Mississippi angels.

Rewards

- 1989 : Citizen Medal Award by Ronald Reagan- 2004 : Congressional Gold Medal- One of the “Big Six”- President Obama's statement on the day Dorothy Height died calling her “the Godmother of the civil rights movement”.

- shemadehistory.com - www.womenshistory.org- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YbEqJnJn2R8

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Conclusion

Dorothy Height was an important person in the civil rights movement : she worked hard to make sure that women had the same rights as men. Her story is very inspiring and she showed that the role of women could make a big difference.