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Dorothy Irene Height

DorothyHeight(March 24, 1912 – April 20, 2010)

Ms. Height is credited as the first person in the modern civil rights era to treat the problems of equality for women and equality for African-Americans as a seamless whole. This was a merging concern that had historically been largely separate.

Originally trained as a social worker, she was president of the National Council of Negro Women for four decades. These dates stemmed from 1957 to 1997, overseeing a range of programs on issues like voting rights, poverty and, in later years, AIDS.

A longtime executive of the Y.W.C.A., she presided over the integration of its facilities nationwide in the 1940s.

In 1963, Ms. Height, by then president of the National Council of Negro Women, sat on the platform an arm’s length from Dr. King as he delivered his epochal “I Have a Dream” speech.

Ms. Height was one of the march’s chief organizers and a prizewinning speaker herself. She was

Who's Your GOD?


Freedom is what makes this country such a sought after place to live. As you read these words, somewhere in the world a life is being slaughter for their religious or spiritual beliefs. In the states, there is freedom to worship, Jesus the Messiah, Allah, Buddha, money, man, or anything one can imagine. Who is your GOD?

Those who believe in the teachings of Jesus of Nazareth are called Christians. Christians believe Jesus is the Son of GOD, the Messiah or Christ, foretold about in the Old Testament, and manifested in the new. Christian theology is based on the belief that Jesus, the Messiah was crucified on the cross, buried and rose three days later all in order to save mankind from sin. Also, Christ or the Messiah’s body changed forms and ascended into the heaven where HE sits next to HIS FATHER until the appointed time for the resurrection of the followers.

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Creatively Yours Poetry


Out of generations of slavery are born people of many colors.

Our identities denied by years of oppression.

We were born proud and true, a race among many,

whom God brought forth, to serve Him not mankind.

We must not hate our oppressors, for the Bible has taught us to love.

We were born out of slavery and put on earth to be free.

We didn’t ask for this life, of beatings and lynching.

We didn’t ask to be raped, and have our dignities destroyed,

our children born of fair skin, blue-eyed and straight hair.

We were born out of slavery, to save all men and women,

from hatred, poverty, but mostly to stand as an equal

in the eyes of all men.

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