BORN

March 24, 1912
Richmond, VA

DIED

April 20, 2010
Washington, D.C.

Dorothy Irene Height

Civil Rights Activist, Women's Rights Activist, Presidential Medal of Freedom Recipient

We have to improve life, not just for those who have the most skills and those who know how to manipulate the system. But also for and with those who often have so much to give but never get the opportunity.

—Dorothy Irene Height

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