National Consumers League

NCL statement on passing of activist Dorothy Height

April 20, 2010

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“NCL mourns the passing of civil rights and early feminist leader Dorothy Height. Dr. Dorothy Height’s activism never went out of style. She traversed many decades of social change and all the while, continued to be relevant.  Height worked with First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, who served for many years as a Vice President of NCL. Height stayed true to her commitment to civil rights and women’s political empowerment throughout her career. She continues to inspire generations of young people to work for the public interest.The New York Times said about Height, that ‘the American social landscape looks as it does today owes in no small part to her work.’ NCL is saddened by Dr. Height’s passing, but celebrates her rich and accomplished life and all that she did to bring about social reform in America.”