Dr. Dorothy Height, A Sister Whose Shoulders We Stand On

Under the leadership of Dr. Height, the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW) broadened its agenda to speak out more broadly on civil rights issues and worked to ensure that civil rights organizations understood women’s issues as race issues.

That’s why in 1963, during the famous March on Washington led by Martin Luther King, Jr., she was the only woman on the stage, although none of the male speakers mentioned women’s rights. She was disappointed and worked tirelessly to build bridges between the women’s rights and civil rights movement.