Dorothy Height, a leading lady of the Civil Rights movement, has died at the age of 98.
CNN.com reports that Dorothy passed away at 3:41 a.m. on Tuesday morning in Washington, D.C.
Considered by many as the godmother of the Civil Rights movement of the ’60s. She’s been recognized as being in close coordination with Dr. Martin Luther King, whom she stood with as he delivered his “I Have A Dream” speech. Height was considered a role model for women everywhere due to her endless work in minority rights as well as leading the National Council of Negro Women for 40 years.
Many political figures pegged Dorothy as one of the most dynamic women in history. Her political participation as an activist dates back to her teenage years.
United States President Barack Obama recently made a statement about the political icon.
"Dr. Height devoted her life to those struggling for equality…and served as the only woman at the highest level of the Civil Rights Movement — witnessing every march and milestone along the way," Obama said.
Dorothy Height died at Howard University Hospital. No cause of death has been announced.
– Jovan Bland