IAM Mourns the Loss of Dorthy Height

Dorothy I. Height, 98, whose crusade for racial justice and gender equality spanned more than six decades, died early in the morning on April 20, a Dorthy Height with Pres. Johnson and othersspokesman for Howard University Hospital said. The spokesman, Ron Harris, said Ms. Height died at 3:41 a.m. No cause of death was given.

Pictured to the right:  In a Nov. 19, 1964 file photo, from left, James Farmer, national director of the Congress of Racial Equality; Whitney M. Young, Jr., executive director of the National Urban League; Dorothy Height of the National Council of Negro Women, talk to reporters in Washington D.C. after meeting with President Lyndon Johnson. Height, a leading female voice of the 1960s civil rights movement, died Tuesday, April 20, 2010. She was 98. (AP Photo/file) (AP)

Click here to view a video commemorating her accomplishments and contributions to the Civil Rights movement.

Click here to read her online obituary with picture slide show