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Date: April-20-10
Contact: Beth Soderberg
Phone: (703) 522-2214

Dorothy Height Remembered for Her Many Contributions to the Women's Movement

The feminist movement mourns the loss of Dorothy Height, a dear friend and champion of civil rights and women's rights.

"I had the privilege of working with Dorothy Height for over 3 decades," said Eleanor Smeal, President of the Feminist Majority Foundation. "She was always a strong, clear, unique voice for women's equality. She quickly responded to every challenge, encouraging us that history will be on our side if we stay the course for equality."

"From her days as a young woman advising Eleanor Roosevelt to her recent sponsorship of the Feminist Majority's leadership conference, Dr. Height always made sure that women's rights were recognized as civil rights," added Kim Gandy, former President of NOW and Vice President and General Council of the Feminist Majority Foundation. "In her own words, she strived for 'a world with not only law and order, but also equality and justice.'"