Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

Article "Miss Height Urges Women's Interest"

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Article "Miss Height Urges Women's Interest"

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This article, published in the Collegian in 1969, covered a lecture given by Miss Dorothy I. Height, president of the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW), at the University of Richmond. As a part of the Westhampton College Lecture Committee's "Dimension '69 Week," Height spoke about how young women at the university had a responsibility to become involved in building a prosperous community of women on campus. Height encouraged the women to step out of the traditional roles historically assigned to them and instead demand better lives for themselves and other members of the community who have historically been put down, including Black people and the poor. Born in Richmond, Virginia, Dorothy I. Height was a celebrated women's rights activist until her death in 2010, and served as president of NCNW for 40 years.

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Poston, Beth. "Miss Height Urges Women's Interest." The University of Richmond Collegian LVI, no. 19, (February 28, 1969): 9. http://collegian.richmond.edu/cgi-bin/richmond?a=d&d=COL19690228.2.37&srpos=19&e=--1946---1971--en-20--1--txt-txIN

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The Collegian, University of Richmond

Date

1969-02-28

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English

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Richmond (Va.)

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Poston, Beth, “Article "Miss Height Urges Women's Interest",” Race & Racism at the University of Richmond, accessed November 18, 2019, http://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/402.