Dorothy Height, 98

CIVIL RIGHTS leader Dorothy Height passed away today, of natural causes in Washington D.C. She was 98. Height wasn’t as well-known a figure as her male peers of the time, but she worked steadfastedly in the movement toward racial equality. Here is my collegue Jocelyn Y. Stewart’s obit in today’s Los Angeles Times.

You have the power to benefit your community for the next 10 years. You have the right to be counted,” … “It is your civic duty. Don’t let anybody or anything stop you.”

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