Today, the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW) will throw the ultimate birthday bash for its most-esteemed visionary, Dr. Dorothy Height, who celebrates her 98th birthday. Dr. Height began her civil rights journey in 1937 as Assistant Executive Director of the Harlem YWCA and was later recruited to join the NCNW by its founder and president, Mary McLeod Bethune. That was just the beginning. Throughout her decades-long career, Height, a native of Richmond, Virginia, remained focused on the ongoing struggle for equality and human rights, for all people. In a statement, Height expressed her gratitude for the many years and milestones she’s experienced. “In my lifetime, I have witnessed the evolution of desegregation, the spread of civil rights and the rise of possibilities for people, regardless of race and sex. I have also recently witnessed the passage of our health care bill, something people of all different races and genders can applaud. It is my pleasure to spend my 98th birthday celebrating these tremendous changes in our country’s history and revel in how far we have come to be where we stand together today.” As we are forever grateful for the contributions she’s made to the world community, please join us as we wish Dr. Height a very happy birthday. What an accomplished life! Read More: