Tag Archives: Dorothy Height

Legacy-Minded Leaders

Look over the last 50 years of history and we see the vast legacy of dynamic African American women leaders. During Black History Month 2011, we can walk through history books to reflect upon the significant contributions of those who carried the torch and left a legacy for the next generation. Top leadership at the […]

Freedom’s Sisters: Leaders with Legacy

This Saturday, November 20th, it will be an honor to be a guest speaker signing my book Leadership Building Blocks: An Insider’s Guide to Success as part the Freedom’s Sisters exhibit at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum in Baltimore, Maryland. I could not be more delighted! This traveling 8-city tour sponsored by the Ford Foundation […]

Living Legends Gone, So Now What?

Now they are gone. Over the last two weeks, two civil rights giants and living legends transitioned. Now we must carry the torch of the work that they started. I feel saddened by the loss but at the same time encouraged. Why? Many will keep their legacies alive. It was once said that “the best way to predict your future is to create it.”

The loss of civil rights legends Benjamin Hooks, former director of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and Dorothy Height, former director of the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW) reminds us that it is imperative to move forward keeping in mind great accomplishments of living legends.

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