Civil rights leader Dorothy Height dies at 98

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Dorothy Height, a veteran civil rights leader who was the chairwoman of the National Council of Negro Women who worked with Martin Luther King Jr., has died at the age of 98. Height, who had been at Howard University Hospital for some time and reportedly died of natural causes, started her activism as a teenager marching in New York City’s Times Square, and became what peers said was one of the movement’s most important female leaders. Charles Evers, a civil rights activist who worked with Height, joins us to tell us more about her life and legacy.

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