VICTORVILLE, CA- This Saturday, May 20 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. the National Council of Negro Women will be unveiling the ‘Dorothy Height Forever Stamp’. The ceremony will be taking place at the Hawthorne Suites located at 11750 Dunia Road in Victorville.
Dorothy Height was a civil rights and women’s rights activist focused primarily on improving the circumstances of and opportunities for African American women.
One of Height’s major accomplishments at the YMCA was directing the integration of all its centers in 1946. She also established its Center for Racial Justice in 1965, which she ran until 1977. In 1957, Height became the president of the National Council of Negro Women.
Through the center and the council, she became one of the leading figures of the Civil Rights Movement. Height worked with Martin Luther King Jr., A. Philip Randolph, Roy Wilkins, Whitney Young, John Lewis, and James Farmer, also known as the “Big Six” of the Civil Rights Movement, on different campaigns and initiatives.