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Dorothy Irene Height

Dorothy Irene Height, THERE IT SITS, the gleaming portrait of Dorothy Height looming radiant and elegant and true, and yet it cannot touch the handiwork of the subject herself. Because Dorothy Height, as the original artist of a highly influential life, rendered the most beautiful cultural through-line of all.

What, for the better part of an American century, did her life not touch — in the name of civil rights and women’s rights and family support and freedoms? So often, when leadership or stewardship or just plain social “glue” was needed to buoy the movements she believed in, Dorothy Height was there.

When first lady Eleanor Roosevelt needed to be lobbied on behalf of civil rights during Harlem protests, she, young Dorothy Height the YWCA worker, was there.

When President Eisenhower needed to be urged to act on school desegregation, she, as a voice of persuasion and firsthand experience, was there.

When the Rev. Martin Luther King spoke before the Lincoln Memorial at the 1963 March on Washington, she, standing right on the platform of history, was there.

Dorothy Irene Height

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Hands-on review: IFA 2012: Sony Xperia T

The Sony Xperia T ushers in a new era for Sony Mobile, as the Japanese smartphone manufacturer looks to double its handset ranges, with a new series of devices which carry on from the now defunct Sony…

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Hands-on review: IFA 2012: Sony Xperia T

The Sony Xperia T ushers in a new era for Sony Mobile, as the Japanese smartphone manufacturer looks to double its handset ranges, with a new series of devices which carry on from the now defunct Sony…

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Review: IFA 2012: HTC Desire X

HTC Desire X designIn an attempt to snaffle the legions of ex-HTC Desire users with a more budget model, HTC has announced the Desire X.The phone itself is unremarkable when it comes to specs, with a …

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Review: IFA 2012: HTC Desire X

HTC Desire X designIn an attempt to snaffle the legions of ex-HTC Desire users with a more budget model, HTC has announced the Desire X.The phone itself is unremarkable when it comes to specs, with a …

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Hands-on review: IFA 2012: Gigabyte X11 Ultrabook

The Gigabyte X11 is a new 11.6-inch Ultrabook from Taiwanese company Gigabyte that, thanks to its solid carbon fibre shell, enjoys the distinction of the being the lightest Ultrabook on Earth. For now…

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Hands-on review: IFA 2012: Gigabyte X11 Ultrabook

The Gigabyte X11 is a new 11.6-inch Ultrabook from Taiwanese company Gigabyte that, thanks to its solid carbon fibre shell, enjoys the distinction of the being the lightest Ultrabook on Earth. For now…

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iPhone 5 to NFC or not? That is the question

A new report claims to have indisputable evidence that the iPhone 5 will not feature near-field communications (NFC) technology.NFC allows for easy mobile transactions, and it’s been adopted by a wide…

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In Depth: Smartphone software updates explained

There’s no doubt about it – we all love to have the latest software on our smartphones. And that means regular updating. While iOS has its own centralised update system via your Apple ID, updates to A…

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