TITLE

High honor for Dorothy Height

AUTHOR(S)
Browne, J. Zamgba
PUB. DATE
December 2003
SOURCE
New York Amsterdam News;12/4/2003, Vol. 94 Issue 49, p5
SOURCE TYPE
Newspaper
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The U.S. Senate has given final approval to a bill introduced by New York's senator, Hillary Rodham Clinton, to award a Congressional Gold Medal to civil rights crusader Dr. Dorothy I. Height, president of the National Council of Negro Women. Clinton said that Dr. Height deserves the honor for speaking out and acting on behalf of African-American women since before Clinton was born. Dr. Height has also been at the forefront of AIDS education, both nationally and internationally. Senator Clinton was able to obtain up to 68 co-sponsors for this bill.
ACCESSION #
11636915

 

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