Talk:Dorothy Height

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Title of Doctor?[edit]

Anyone know where the title of doctor comes from? Doctor of what, humane letters or some other honoray degree, or did she earn it academically? Thanks

Disambig Administrator?[edit]

It would be nice if someone could disambiguate the Administrator link. I personally have no idea what it means that Dorothy Height is an African American Administrator. BigNate37 03:15, 19 June 2006 (UTC)

Congressional Gold Medal[edit]

It says that she was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal by Bush, but the President does not give out the Gold Medal, he gives out the Medal of Freedom. Should it say that he was the one who presented it to her?

I'm going to add "on behalf of the United States Congress" at the end, since nobody else seems to be watching or knows the correct wording. I'm not familiar with US national awards or how the American Government is organised, so I apologise if I got it wrong. BigNate37T·C 17:37, 30 July 2006 (UTC)

why is it important to know about Dr. Dorothy Height[edit]

I am a 4th grader learning about Dr. Dorothy Height. My teacher about us to writer about her But I don't know who she is and why is it important for me to know about her.... —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 151.200.236.121 (talk) 17:10, 24 February 2007 (UTC).

Does Ms Height have any sibling?

Important to know because she helped to improve the quality of life for African-Americans. Miranda 21:10, 8 July 2007 (UTC)

Ms. Height was on the national staff of the YWCA, not the YMCA. This is a glaring and insensitive error. What man wrote this bio? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 108.56.216.42 (talk) 17:18, 24 March 2014 (UTC)

Dorothy I. Height honors[edit]

Two more accolades to be added: She was honored by the National Association of Social Workers with a lifetime achievement award in 2009 The Dorothy I. Height and Whitney M.Young Jr. Social Work Reinvestment Act is named jointly in her honor.

(Source: National Association of Social Workers) Submitted by: Annette R. Smith, Ph.D. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 69.139.43.39 (talk) 12:55, 2 June 2010 (UTC)

Please add information on "We Are Not Vanishing" documentary on Dr. Height[edit]

Hello,

My name is Serena Wesson. I am the daughter of Alphonzo Wesson, the director of "We are Not Vanishing". "We are not Vanishing" is a 20 minute documentary short which talks about the life of Dr. Dorothy Height and her event, The Black Family Reunion. It was narrated by Bill Cosby. During Black History Month, the cable channel Showtime will sometimes show it.

Below I have posted all the relevant links on the movie:

We Are Not Vanishing - TV Movie - 23 min - Documentary - 6 February 2002 (USA)

We Are Not Vanishing: Dorothy Height and the Black Family Reunion (Vimeo Video)

Encyclopedia of African American history, 1896 to the present: from the age of segregation to the twenty-first century By: Oxford University Press

If you have any questions please let me know. My fathers IMDB page is here: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1311680/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1

If you would like to speak to him personally, I can get you his information.

Thank you, Serena Wesson

Serena love (talk) 08:33, 24 March 2014 (UTC)

Not done: it's not clear what changes you want made. Please mention the specific changes in a "change X to Y" format. Sam Sailor Sing 09:19, 24 March 2014 (UTC)

Personal Life[edit]

Did she marry or have children? ANSmith08 (talk) 14:11, 24 March 2014 (UTC)

Elks?[edit]

The early life section mentions "Elks," a place she got a scholarship from, but there's no further information regarding this "Elks." — Preceding unsigned comment added by 24.246.101.50 (talk) 14:21, 24 March 2014 (UTC)

Curious that Barnard College refuses to acknolwedge their previous racist policies on their wiki page. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 23.30.189.3 (talk) 17:40, 24 March 2014 (UTC)

If you're referring to the Wikipedia article about Barnard College, the content of that page isn't controlled by Barnard. You could edit the article if you think it's appropriate, or suggest an edit. One thing I would caution is to keep in mind that what Barnard did in 1929 was similar to what many other colleges were doing; racism in our society was thoroughgoing. Compare, for example, the mention of slavery in the article on Brown University, which is noteworthy for a couple of reasons: the founder of the university made part of his fortune out of the slave trade, and in the last decade there was an institutional examination of this history. Ishboyfay (talk) 18:00, 24 March 2014 (UTC)

Please add this text to the section entitled "Later life and death"[edit]

Please add the text below to the section entitled "Later life and death" on Dorothy Height's page.

Dr. Height served on the Children’s Defense Fund Board of Directors for over 30 years. In 1990, Dr. Height co-convened with Dr. John Hope Franklin and the Children's Defense Fund a quiet but landmark meeting of 22 Black leaders at the Rockefeller Foundation conference center in Bellagio, Italy that launched the Black Community Crusade for Children (BCCC) committed to Leave No Child Behind™. For more information, see http://www.childrensdefense.org/about-us/our-history/remembering-dr-dorothy-height-mwe.html

Not done: please provide reliable sources that support the change you want to be made. http://www.childrensdefense.org is considered PRIMARY and therefor not RS{{U|Technical 13}} (tec) 13:56, 25 March 2014 (UTC)

Awards and honors -- Google Doodle (please add)[edit]

Will someone please add the following or similar on the "Awards and honors" section:

On March 24, 2014, in celebration of the 102nd anniversary of her birthday, Google featured a doodle with a portrait of Ms. Height above protestors marching with signs.[1][2][3]

Thanks! 74.162.87.31 (talk) 18:35, 25 March 2014 (UTC)

Done --Mdann52talk to me! 14:35, 26 March 2014 (UTC)
Thanks, Mdann52... I appreciate it! (And now that the article is no longer protected, I corrected a minor formatting error, i.e. closing tag for third reference seems to have gone missing -- the "horror" -- when adding above entry to the article) 74.162.89.221 (talk) 15:41, 27 March 2014 (UTC)


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