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Dr. Dorothy Height was an influential leader on the front lines of the Civil Rights Movement and the fight for equal rights for women in the 1960’s. She served as President of the National Council of Negro Women for over 40 years and was one of the key organizers of the historic 1963 March on Washington. For her tireless work promoting human rights for all people, Height was awarded a Congressional Gold Medal in 2003 on her 92nd birthday.
Commemorate Dr. Dorothy Height’s work and message of equality with this bronze replica of her Congressional Gold Medal, expertly crafted by the United States Mint in Philadelphia.
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The bronze medal is a replica of the Congressional Gold Medal awarded to Dr. Dorothy Height, who devoted her life to grassroots organizations created to fight racism, sexism, inequality, poverty and other societal ills. The Dorothy Height Bronze Medal commemorates African–American history and the women’s rights movement in America, and is sure to be a cherished addition to your collection.
In the 1960s, she stood on the front line in the battle for civil rights for African–Americans and equal rights for women. The obverse depicts a portrait of Height in one of her signature hats. “DOROTHY I. HEIGHT” is inscribed under the portrait, and the inscription “ACT OF CONGRESS 2003” is located to the right of her image.
The reverse features the National Council of Negro Women’s building in Washington, DC, with the U.S. Capitol in the background. The reverse also includes Height’s quote “We African American Women seldom do just what we want to do, but always what we have to do. I am grateful to have been in a time and place where I could be a part of what was needed.”