Dorothy Height: The Original Intersectional Feminist

by Leigh Anne Jasheway
Leigh Anne Jasheway

Now that we’re smack dab in the middle of fourth wave feminism (or, as I call it, “Mobius Strip feminism” because we keep having to circle back on every fight for gender equality), one of our biggest obstacles is making sure our feminist umbrella includes everyone. With that in mind, let’s learn from a woman who fought for intersectional feminism before the term was coined.

How much do you know about Dorothy Height?

Take the quiz and see.

In high school, Dorothy showed great talent for what?
Dorothy was accepted to Barnard College in New York in the 1930s, but as the start of school neared, the college changed its mind about her admittance. What was the reason they gave?
Dorothy Height was one of the organizers of what iconic event:
Which of the following did Dorothy say in an interview with NPR?
One of the accomplishments Dorothy is best known for was:
Which of the following awards did Dorothy NOT earn for her work in civil and women’s rights?
After Dorothy’s funeral, who said to the Washington Post that she "understood that women's rights and civil rights are indivisible. She stood up for the rights of women every chance she had"?

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