Dorothy Height

Black Feminisms honors and mourns pioneering black feminist and civil rights activist Dorothy Height. Height served on the national board of the YWCA for thirty years, acted as National President of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority from the late 1940s until the mid 1950s, and as President of the National Council of Negro Women for over forty years. She worked tirelessly on a national and international scale for the rights of women. May her journey be filled with peace and light.


About jennifer williams

Jennifer D. Williams is a writer and professor of English and Women's and Gender Studies. She has published in academic journals and online at, PopMatters, among other sites. Jennifer is currently working on a book that looks at black women's urban literature between the Depression and the civil rights era.

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