Today in History: Dorothy Height was Born


Dorothy Height

Dorothy Height was born on this day. “For nearly half a century, Dorothy Irene Height has given leadership to the struggle for equality and human rights for all people. Her life exemplifies her passionate commitment for a just society and her vision of a better world.”

-National Council of Negro Women Education: 1929 -

Graduated Rankin High School, Rank PA (Valedictorian) 1932 -

BA New York University, New York City 1933 -

Master in Educational Psychology – New York University New York School of Social Work – Columbia University (Advance studies) Honorary Degrees:

1967- Doctor of Humane Letters,

Tuskegee Institute 1970-

Doctor of Humane Letters, Coppin State College 1970- Doctor of Humane Letters, Harvard University 1970-

Doctor of Civil Law, Pace University 1974-

Board of Humane Letters, University of Massachusetts 1975- Doctor of Humane Letters, Howard University 1975-


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