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.
George Hickman (1924-Aug. 19, 2012) was one of the military pilots and ground crew known as the Tuskegee airmen who fought in World War II. In 2007, he & other Tuskegee airmen traveled to Washington to receive the Congressional Gold Medal. In 2009,