Dorothy Height, 1912-2010

Dorothy I. HeightDr. Dorothy I. Height, a renowned civil rights leader and a vital force in the struggle for human rights and equality in the United States for more than half a century, died April 20 in Washington. “Words cannot express our sorrow in learning about Dr. Height’s death,” said Elizabeth J. Clark, NASW’s executive director. “She, like pioneer social workers Jane Addams and Frances Perkins, made lasting change in the lives of thousands, while shaping some of the most important social shifts in American history.” NASW News will have coverage about Height’s life and achievements in the June issue.