girrrlriot: dorothy i. height

June 21, 2013

Dr. Dorothy I. Height (March 24, 1912 – April 20, 2010)

Dr. Dorothy I. Height was a celebrated educator, American administrator, Civil Rights and Women’s Rights activist whose career spanned over seventy years. After attending and graduating from some of the most prestigious universities in the nation including, New York University and Colombia University School of Social Work; Height received a master’s degree in educational psychology and Ph.D. in social work. Initially beginning her career as a caseworker in the New York City Welfare Department. Dorothy Height eventually became involved in activism when she joined the National Council of Negro Women where she work alongside political leaders such as: First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, President Dwight D. Eisenhower, and President Lyndon B. Johnson, encouraging them to desegregate schools and appoint more African American women into positions in government.

Within Heights extensive history she managed to serve as National President for the Delta Sigma Theta, she formed the organization African-American Women for Reproductive Freedom and she was a chairperson of the Executive Committee of the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights. Dorothy Height is a certified GIRRRL RIOT!

Join us this monday for GIRRRL RIOT at Knitting Factory Brooklyn. It’s an Evening with natural hair maven, Taren Guy and performances by Alice Smith and a VERY special guest! Cocktails brought to you by Qream