History’s Forgotten: Season 2 – Episode 6 – Dorothy Height

By Christi Norris, Amanda Hare, and Caleb Audia

In this episode:

For Black History Month, seniors Christi Norris, Caleb Audia and Amanda Hare discuss important contributions of African Americans throughout history in this episode of “History’s Forgotten.” This podcast highlights Dorothy Height, a civil and women’s rights activist most known for her work in the Civil Rights Movement in the 1900s. Height played an integral role in the complete desegregation of the Young Women’s Christian Association, and also worked with the National Council for Negro Women. Height even helped organize the March on Washington. Before her death, Height was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Congressional Gold Medal. After her passing, the Washington D.C. main post office was renamed the Dorothy I. Height Post Office.

Topics Covered:

Dorothy Height

Black History Month

Women’s Rights

Civil Rights Movement

The “Big Six”

Young Women’s Christian Association

National Council for Negro Women

March on Washington

Presidential Medal of Freedom

Congressional Gold Medal

Dorothy I. Height Post Office

This story was originally published on Eagle Nation Online on February 15, 2022.