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Photographer , political activist , writer , poet

Dorothy Norman, American poet, writer, photographer, political activist.


Norman, Dorothy was born on March 28, 1905 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.


Student, Smith College, 1922-1923;student, University Pennsylvania, 1923-1925.



Researched for American Civil Liberties Union, mid 1920's. Worked with Margaret Sanger in early Planned Parenthood movement. With New York League Women Voters, New York Citizen's Union.

Chairman Civil Liberties Committee, Women's City Club New York. Board directors National Urban League, City-Wide Citizen's Committee on Harlem, New York City Committees Against Discrimination in Employment and Housing, India League, New York Urban League, Hamilton House, United Neighborhood Houses, Women's Archives. Founder, chairman American Emergency Food Committee for India, American Citizen's Committee for Economic Aid Abroad, Citizens Committee to Support United States Economic Aid for India, 1950's.


Married Edward A. Norman, 1925.

Edward A. Norman