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Birth Day: March 24, 1912
Birth Place: Richmond, VA

Dorothy Height

Dorothy Height was born on March 24, 1912 in Richmond, VA. Activist for Civil Rights and Women's Rights causes who served a 40-year term as president of the National Council of Negro Women.
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As per our current Database, Dorothy Height has been died on Apr 20, 2010 (age 98).

🎂 Dorothy Height - Age, Bio, Faces and Birthday

When Dorothy Height die, Dorothy Height was 98 years old.

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Occupation Civil Rights Leader
Age 98 years old
Zodiac Sign Aries
Born March 24, 1912 (Richmond, VA)
Birthday March 24
Town/City Richmond, VA
Nationality VA

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Dorothy Height’s zodiac sign is Aries. According to astrologers, the presence of Aries always marks the beginning of something energetic and turbulent. They are continuously looking for dynamic, speed and competition, always being the first in everything - from work to social gatherings. Thanks to its ruling planet Mars and the fact it belongs to the element of Fire (just like Leo and Sagittarius), Aries is one of the most active zodiac signs. It is in their nature to take action, sometimes before they think about it well.

🌙 Chinese Zodiac Signs

Dorothy Height was born in the Year of the Rat. Those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Rat are quick-witted, clever, charming, sharp and funny. They have excellent taste, are a good friend and are generous and loyal to others considered part of its pack. Motivated by money, can be greedy, is ever curious, seeks knowledge and welcomes challenges. Compatible with Dragon or Monkey.

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Activist for Civil Rights and Women's Rights causes who served a 40-year term as President of the National Council of Negro Women.

Before Fame

She was accepted at Barnard College in 1929, but she was not allowed to matriculate, as the college had a policy of only allowing admission to two African-American students each year. Instead, she attended New York University, Columbia University, and the New York School of Social Work.


She advised President Dwight D. Eisenhower to end school segregation, and she later encouraged President Lyndon B. Johnson to consider African-American women for government posts.

Family Life

She was born to Fannie Burroughs and James Height in Richmond, Virginia, and she moved to Rankin, Pennsylvania as a young child.

Associated With

She was presented with the Congressional Gold Medal by President George W. Bush in 2004.

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