Height, Dorothy

Educator and noted civil rights activist Dorothy Height talks about Heifer’s involvement at the Prentiss Institute as the inspiration for her own initiative the “pig bank”in her 2003 memoir “Open Wide the Freedom Gates.” “Participating families were trained to care for pigs, to establish cooperatives, and to work together to improve the community’s nutrition and health. Each participating family signed a “pig agreement,”promising not to sell the pigs and to bring back 2 piglets from each litter to deposit in the bank. That way more and more families could receive pigs over time.”