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The Godmother of Civil Rights Dorothy Height Served As National President of Delta Sigma Theta

Did you know that civil rights trailblazer Dorothy Height was a past President of Delta Sigma Theta? Dorothy Height served as the National President of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc from 1946-1957.

Dorothy Height was a force to be reckoned with. She fought hard for equal rights for African Americans and women during the height of the civil rights movement.

She has been recognized by many institutions for her activism. In 2010, Google honored her with her own Google Doodle for her 102nd birthday. She was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom and also the Congressional Gold Medal in 2004. In addition, she was dubbed the “Godmother of Civil Rights” by Barack Obama

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