Dorothy Irene Height is Monday's Google Doodle

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- A civil rights and women's rights activist with ties to D.C. is featured on on Monday.

Dorothy Irene Height is the Google "Doodle" -- a creative element featured with Google's logo each day -- on Monday, her birthday. Height was born on March 24, 1912 in Richmond, Va. She was 98 years old when she died on April 20, 2010 in Washington, D.C. She would have been 102 years old today.

She was president for 40 years of the National Council of Negro Women. Height also received several awards including the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1994, Spingarn Medal from the NAACP in 1993 and the Congressional Gold Medal in 2004.

A charter school ( and a library in D.C. ( are also named after her.


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