On Google.com in the US today, Google has a logo honoring the life and contributions of Dorothy Irene Height. She would be 102 today, born onMarch 24, 1912 in Richmond, Virginia and passing away only about four years ago on April 20, 2010 at the age of 98 in Washington, D.C.
Here is the Doodle, the special Google logo, to honor her:
Dorothy was a civil rights and women's rights activist specifically fighting for African-American women, for the most part. She was president for forty-years of the National Council of Negro Women, and was awarded both the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1994, and the Congressional Gold Medal in 2004. You can learn more about her life at Wikipedia.
The logo portrays Dorothy Height's friendly, confident and beautiful nature.
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