Dorothy Height, Honorary Jewess with Attitude

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Like countless other Americans, here at the Jewish Women’s Archive we were great admirers of Dorothy Height, who died on April 20 at the age of 98 and is being buried in Washington, DC today. Given what we know about Dr. Height, we couldn’t help but be struck by President Obama’s statement that “the godmother of the civil rights movement” had “served as the only woman at the highest level of the civil rights movement, witnessing [italics added] every march and milestone along the way.”

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