Preserving Black History Legacies: Dorothy I. Height Elementary School

Samantha Malott
Sam Brown
February 11, 2019
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Preserving Black History Legacies

Quinn Evans has been involved with a series of extraordinary projects to preserve the invaluable legacy of African Americans whose experiences and achievements have enriched our country, often at a great personal sacrifice. Protecting these places enables immersive visitor education and engagement with the past, perpetuating the immeasurable impact these events have had on our continued quest for equality.

Dorothy I. Height Elementary School

Dorothy Irene Height was a leader in addressing the rights of both women and African Americans as the president of the National Council of Negro Women. A Richmond, Virginia native, Height used her platform to inform young adults on important political issues related to the war against drugs, illiteracy, and unemployment. Prior to her death in 2010, Dorothy I. Height was recognized with prestigious honors including the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1994 and the Congressional Gold Medal in 2004.

Her namesake lives on as Dorothy I. Height Elementary School, located in Baltimore, Maryland. The school is committed to cultivating a community of lifelong learners by providing experiences that address the needs of all scholars. Quinn Evans Architects is proud to have been involved in the development of an elementary school that values an inspirational learning environment for teachers, students, and the community alike.

Dorothy I. Height
The school entry bearing her name

Click here to learn more about QEA’s work on the Dorothy I. Height Elementary School project.

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