Concreteloop is reporting that Dorothy Height, who as longtime president of the National Council of Negro Women was the leading female voice of the 1960s civil rights movement in the United States, DIED TUESDAY. She was 98.
Height died at 3:41 a.m., said Howard University Hospital spokesman Ron Harris. No cause of death was given.
Height was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1994 by President Clinton and the Congressional Gold Medal in 2004. She was among a handful of key African-American leaders to meet with Obama at the White House recently for a summit on race and the economy.