Tuesday, April 20, 2010

On the life and passing of Dr. Dorothy Height


Born 2 years before women were granted the right to vote, Dr. Dorothy Height was an eyewitness to and a key participant in nearly a century of change. An advisor to Presidents, a champion of Womens equality, and a towering figure in the Civil Rights Movement, Dr. Height was, as some have described her, the Godmother of the Movement.

She was a Past President of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, a Past President of the National Council for Negro Women, a consultant on African affairs to the Secretary of State, the President's Committee on the Employment of the Handicapped, and the President's Committee on the Status of Women. She was also the founder of the National Black Family Reunion, an Executive Committee member of the Leadership Council on Civil Rights, an NAACP Spingarn Award Winner, and a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Dr. Height dedicated her life to ensuring that our generation and our children would have better lives. She stood on every battlefield, and helped us mark every milestone...

Dr. Height, for all that you gave and sacrificed on our behalf, for all that you've accomplished and for all you wished and worked towards, we are eternally grateful.  We love you, we thank you, and we cherish your memory. On this day Dr. Height, we mourn your passing, and celebrate your home-going...

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