Have you noticed Google's logo on their front page today (pictured above)? It's for the anniversary Dorothy Height's birth. Via Wikipedia:
Dorothy Irene Height (March 24, 1912 – April 20, 2010)
was an American administrator, educator, and a civil rights and women's rights activist specifically focused on the issues of African-American women, including unemployment, illiteracy, and voter awareness. She was the president of the National Council of Negro Women for forty years, and was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1994, and the Congressional Gold Medal in 2004...
...Height was admitted to Barnard College in 1929, but upon arrival, she was denied entrance because the school had an unwritten policy of admitting only two black students per year (blogger's note: see white affirmative action in practice). She pursued studies instead at New York University, earning a degree in 1932, and a master's degree in educational psychology the following year.
In fighting for the rights of Black women and addressing the unique challenges faced by women of color, she was one of the original intersectional feminists. (Yes, I'm excited that I recently learned what intersectional feminism means, thanks in large part to Sarah Ballard and Chanda Hsu Prescod-Weinstein.)