Black History Month

Join us in celebrating extraordinary women during Black History Month! 

Dorothy Height

Height was a social rights activist, administrator, and educator.  Beginning in 1937, she was involved with YWCA.  She influenced YWCA to become actively involved in the civil rights movement by serving as a sponsoring agency of the 1963 March on Washington.  In 1965, she became the National Director of the Center for Racial Justice and worked to desegregate all levels of the YWCA organization.  She was the president of the National Council of Negro Women for 40 years, and was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1994, and the Congressional Gold Medal in 2004.  Learn more about this remarkable woman here.