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A Conversation Worth Having: Dorothy Height

A Conversation Worth Having: Dorothy Height

“If a conversation is hard, it’s probably one worth having.”

We are happy to announce the newest program as a part of our Civil Rights & Social Change Collection: A Conversation Worth Having.

Every Monday night we will screen a virtual collection of talks, speeches, poetry, music, films and documentaries designed to educate, enlighten, and encourage empathy surrounding the struggles and hardships facing the African-American community. You can join us from anywhere around the world, as this is a virtual event > https://app.kosmi.io/room/s76t3n

For Monday, November 30, we are focusing our program on Dorothy Height, civil rights and women’s rights activist. She focused on the issues of African American women, including unemployment, illiteracy, and voter awareness. Height is credited as the first leader in the civil rights movement to recognize inequality for women and African Americans as problems that should be considered as a whole. She was the president of the National Council of Negro Women for forty years and was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Bill Clinton in 1994 and the Congressional Gold Medal by President George W. Bush in 2004.

PBS NewsHour: Civil Rights luminary Dorothy Height (5:07)
Dorothy Height interviewed by Julian Bond: Explorations in Black Leadership Series (1:34:51)

We hope you’ll join us for a chance to learn ALL November long!

Monday, November 9: James Meredith
Monday, November 16: Emmett Till
Monday, November 23: Ida B. Wells
Monday, November 30: Dorothy Height

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November 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm