Dorothy I. Height's crusade for racial justice and gender equality spanned more than six decades. Ms. Height was among the coalition of African American leaders who pushed civil rights to the center of the American political stage in the years after World War II, and she was a key figure in the struggles for school desegregation, voting rights, employment and public accommodations.
Dorothy Height's fashion flair Photos | Civil rights activist and longtime president of the National Council of Negro Women, Dorothy Height, who died April 20 at 98, was well known for her lushly colored suits and her glorious hats.