Dorothy Height

Dorothy Height bio

Birth Name: Dorothy Height

Occupation: Civil Rights Leader

Place Of Birth: Richmond

Date Of Birth: March 24, 1912

Date Of Death: April 20, 2010

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: Unknown

Nationality: American

Dorothy Height was born on the 24th of March, 1912. She was known for being a Civil Rights Leader. Activist for Civil Rights and Women’s Rights causes who served a 40-year term as president of the National Council of Negro Women.

Dorothy Height was born in Richmond. 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.

Dorothy Height was a Aries and was born in the G.I. Generation.

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Dorothy Height was born in 1910s. The 1910s represented the culmination of European militarism. Discover what happened on this day.

Dorothy Height is part of G.I. Generation also known as The Greatest Generation. This generation experienced much of their youth during the Great Depression and rapid technological innovation such as the radio and the telephone. The initials "G.I." is military terminology referring to "Government Issue" or "General Issue".


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Dorothy Height’s mother’s name is unknown at this time and her father’s name is under review. We will continue to update information on Dorothy Height’s parents.

Associated with

Oscar Zeta Acosta

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Esther Cooper Jackson

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Yam Ah Mee

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Personal Life

Like many famous people and celebrities, Dorothy Height kept her personal life private. Once more details are available, we will update this section.

Dorothy Height was born in the Year of the Rat.

Fast Facts

REAL NAME: Dorothy Height
DEATH DAY: Tuesday



Zodiac Sign: Dorothy Height was a Aries. People of this zodiac sign like physical challenges, taking on leadership roles, individual sports and dislike inactivity, delays, and work that doesn't use one's talents. The strengths of this sign are being courageous, determined, confident, enthusiastic, optimistic, while weaknesses can be to be impatient, moody, short-tempered, impulsive and aggressive. The greatest overall compatibility with Aries is Libra and Leo.

Chinese Zodiac: Dorothy Height was born in the Year of the Rabbit. People born under this sign are clever and charming. They're curious, but sometimes too motivated by money.

Ruling Planet: Dorothy Height had a ruling planet of Mars and has a ruling planet of Mars and by astrological associations Tuesday is ruled by Mars. This planet symbolizes the principle of assertive drive and energy. People who are born with Mars as the ruling planet have huge drive, aggression and commpetitiveness.

Dorothy Height’s birth sign is Aries and she had a ruling planet of Mars.

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