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Civil rights icon, Dr. Dorothy I. Height, in a 1961 ad for Rheingold beer. A bust of legendary educator and activist Mary McLeod Bethune by the sculptor Ruth Brall is beside Dr. Height. The opening paragraph reads: The President has signed into law a Joint Resolution passed by Congress authorizing the first Washington D.C. memorial to an American Negro - Mary McLeod Bethune.

Civil rights icon, Dr. Dorothy I. Height, in a 1961 ad for Rheingold beer. A bust of legendary educator and activist Mary McLeod Bethune by the sculptor Ruth Brall is beside Dr.

Mary Church Terrell September 22, 1863 First Black person to Serve on the DC board of education, Mary Church Terrell was born, 1863 Mary Church Terrell, a writer, educator, and activist, co-founded the National Association of Colored Women and served as the organization’s first president. Known as “Mollie” to her family, Church who was born in Memphis, Tennessee in 1863,

Mary Church Terrell was one of the first African-American women to earn a college degree. She became an activist who led several important associations, including the National Association of Colored Women, and worked for civil rights and suffrage.

Delta Zeta Chapter Charter Members and 10th National President of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Dorothy I. Height

Dorothy Irene Height's Hats <> Delta Zeta Chapter Charter Members and National President of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Dorothy I.

Oprah welcomes her guests to the Legends Luncheon. Dorothy Height and Shirley Caesar.

The Legends Luncheon

Dorothy Height and Shirley Caeser in 2005 at a Legends Luncheon hosted by Oprah Winfrey

Mary Church Terrell: She is a civil rights trailblazer and a woman that I am honored to call my sister in Delta Sigma Theta...AOML

Mary Church Terrell: She is a civil rights trailblazer and a woman that I am honored to call my sister in Delta Sigma Theta.

Members of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority (Dorothy Height and Patricia Roberts included) Present Delta Song to Mamie Eisenhower - Jet Magazine, May 28, 1953

Members of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority (Dorothy Height and Patricia Roberts included) Present Delta Song to Mamie Eisenhower - Jet Magazine, May 1953

This year the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW) celebrated the 100th annivesary of Dr. Dorothy Height's birthday (March 24, 1912 – April 20, 2010). Dr. Height was an amazing woman leader, administrator, educator, social activist, and president of NCNW for 40 years. I had a chance to meet her several times during my undergraduate service as a regional leader for Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.  I also traveled with Dr. Height and NCNW to the UN Fourth World Conference for Women in 1995.

May 2009 the National Research Center for Women & Families gave a Foremother award to civil rights icon, Dorothy Height.

Soror Founder Myra Davis Hemmings

Delta Sigma Theta Founder Myra Davis Hemmings She was an English and drama teacher as well as a noted actress and playwright. In she and her husband established the San Antonio Negro Little Theater.

Dr. Betty Shabazz (c) flanked by two Delta Past National Presidents - Dr. Dorothy Height, #10 and Attorney Frankie M. Freeman, #14 . . .

Betty Shabazz (c) flanked by two past national presidents of Delta Sigma Theta -- Dr. Dorothy Irene Height, national president, on the left and Attorney Frankie Muse Freeman, national president, on the right.

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