Godmother of the Civil Rights Movement

In Memoriam
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Dorothy Height

1912 -2010
The civil rights leader who died April 20 at age 98 was known as the “Godmother of the Civil Rights Movement.” She was at the podium when President Barack Obama was sworn in. He delivered her eulogy (watch clips).

Career highlights:
*Director of the Center for Racial Justice (1965-1970)
*The National Women’s Hall of Fame (1993)
*Congressional Gold Medal (2004

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