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Witches' Brew: Breaking Brew: Dr. Dorothy Height passes

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Breaking Brew: Dr. Dorothy Height passes

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Dr. Dorothy Height, an icon of the Civil Rights Movement and a longtime leader in the pursuit of equal rights for women, has died at the age of 98.

Height had been in the intensive care unit at Howard University Hospital since March 18.

Height has been a part of many of the nation's historic civil rights events. She stood beside Dr. Martin Luther King at the Lincoln Memorial as he gave his famous "I have a dream" speech. She had said she had directly known every American president since Franklin Delano Roosevelt. And she was on the stage in Washington for President Barack Obama's inauguration.


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