Google Doodle salutes Dr Dorothy Height’s on 102nd Birthday on Google US. Dr Height’s is the known figure of civil rights women’s right movements. Born in 1912,March 20 , Dorothy Height’s influenced many in developing the skill to raise voice for civil rights.
Dr Dorothy Height’s Google Doodles portrayed herself replacing Google logo alphabet ‘o’. You can see Marchers in doodle with placards following Heights.Symbolically pointing to the impact of Height’s leadership, joining the African American women, doodle reflects what she did.
Doodler Mike Dutton, designer for Dorothy Height’s Google Doodle pointed out the reason for why purple color dominated in the design of Google Doodle. Dorothy Heights usually wore large purple hats through out her life and is mostly seen in older Dorothy images, but here the hat on the young Dorothy point her as a public figure ,both in younger and older days of her life: Dutton wrote in official Google Doodle page for Dorothy.
Being the active member and founder of civil right organizations and civil right movements, Heights have influenced many leader who took timely actions for protection of civil rights. Some of the prominent leaders encouraged by are Height’s are First lady Eleanor Roosevelt, President Dwight D Eisenhower and President Lyndon B Johnson.
Height’s received Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1994 from American President Bill Clinton. Congressional Gold Medal was awarded to her in 2004 by George W Bush and Height’s was invited guest by American President Barack Obama on 20th January 2009.
Her power and influence is imaged in the Google Doodle on 102nd birthday. Erica Swanson, one of the Googler who worked with Heights wrote
“Heights was the women who broke barriers and forged coalition, also a power champion of social justice and equality.
On 10th April 2010, Dorothy Height’s passed away. Her Funeral was attended by many dignitaries. She was called as the ‘God mother of civil rights movements and hero to many Americans’ by President Obama.