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Civil rights icon Dorothy Height dies


WASHINGTON (WKOW) -- Longtime civil rights activist Dorothy Height has died at the age of 98.

Height was the leading female voice of the 1960s civil rights movement, standing with Martin Luther King, Jr. and other activists orchestrating the call for change.

She later served as president of the National Council of Negro Women for 40 years.

The late activist C. DeLores Tucker once called Height an icon to all African-American women.


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