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Funeral Services Set For Dr. Dorothy Height

Posted by Media Outrage on April 23, 2010

Funeral services have been set for civil rights activist Dr. Dorothy Height:

Via Eurweb:

*Memorial services for civil rights matriarch Dorothy I. Height will take place next week in D.C. and are expected to draw an array of civil rights figures and dignitaries, according to the Washington Post.

On Tuesday, a public viewing will be held from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Dorothy I. Height headquarters of the National Council of Negro Women (633 Pennsylvania Ave. NW), which Height directed for 40 years.

At 2 p.m. Wednesday at Howard University, the Delta Sigma Theta sorority will conduct the traditional “Omega Omega” farewell ceremony, which is due every sorority member. Height served as national president of the sorority in 1947, and her body will be there for the public tribute.

At 7 p.m. Wednesday, a “Community Celebration of Life” will be held at Shiloh Baptist Church, 1500 Ninth St. NW. The celebration is open to the public.

A funeral for Height will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at Washington National Cathedral, followed by burial at Fort Lincoln Cemetery in Brentwood.

Height, 98, president emeritus of the council, died Tuesday at Howard University Hospital. A civil rights icon who emerged near the dawn of the movement, she helped push civil rights into the national spotlight in the 1950s and ’60s and witnessed many of its milestones over six decades.

She was the lone woman invited to stand with Dr. Martin Luther King on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial during his “I Have a Dream” speech. [See photo below.]

6 Responses to “Funeral Services Set For Dr. Dorothy Height”

  1. MissTX said

    Rest In Peace Dr. Height.

  2. ucanb2 said

    REST IN PEACE!

  3. Verbalism7 said

    Rest In Peace Mama!

  4. JOYLIN PRIMUS ARMSTRONG said

    My Dear Soror,

    I will miss you dearly. During my 27 years in DELTA SIGMA THETA I always
    waited to see you touch your hand or just get a glimpsed.May the GOOD LORD GIVE YOU YOUR REWARDS ..

  5. Mr. 13in said

    Blessings…

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