Civil rights activist Dorothy Height dies at 98
Washington (CNN) -- Dorothy Height, a leading civil rights activist, died Tuesday, Howard University Hospital said.
Height died at 3:41 a.m., said hospital spokesman Ron Harris. No cause of death was given. She was 98.
Height, who had been chair and president emerita of the National Council of Negro Women, worked in the 1960s alongside civil rights pioneers, including the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., future U.S. Rep. John Lewis and A. Philip Randolph.
"I am deeply saddened by the passing today of my dear friend and mentor, Dorothy Irene Height," former U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexis M. Herman said.
"She was a dynamic woman with a resilient spirit, who was a role model for women and men of all faiths, races and perspectives. For her, it wasn't about the many years of her life, but what she did with them."