Civil Rights Activist Dorothy Height Dies at 98

Published by Pamela Gentry on Tuesday, April 20, 2010 at 4:29 pm.

April 20, 2010 — Civil rights activist and educator Dorothy Height died Tuesday morning at Howard University Hospital in Washington, DC from natural causes.

The White House released a photograph of Height with President Barack Obama during her most recent visit to Pennsylvania Avenue in January.

President Barack Obama kisses Dr. Dorothy I. Height during a meeting on Martin Luther King Jr. Day in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Jan. 18, 2010.  President Obama met with a group of African American seniors and their grandchildren on the legacy of the civil rights movement.  (Official White House photo)

President Barack Obama kisses Dr. Dorothy I. Height during a meeting on Martin Luther King Jr. Day in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Jan. 18, 2010. President Obama met with a group of African American seniors and their grandchildren on the legacy of the civil rights movement. (Official White House photo)

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