Dorothy I. Height, Founding Matriarch of Civil Rights Movement, Dies at 98

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By Bart Barnes Special to The Washington Post
Tuesday, April 20, 2010; 7:34 AM
Dorothy I. Height, 98, a founding matriarch of the American civil rights movement whose crusade for racial justice and gender equality spanned more than six decades, died early Tuesday morning of natural causes, a spokesperson for the National Council of Negro Women said.

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