Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Civil Rights Legend Dorothy Height Dies at Age 98

Good people, this has been an incredible period of the loss of legendary figures in our community.

Civil Rights Legend Dorothy Height
has passed at age 98. Many of you are aware of her numerous accomplishments including serving as Chair and President Emerita of The National Council of Negro Women and the 10th National President of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated.

Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton's quote in The Washington Post reflects my feelings about Ms. Height. "Dorothy Height deserves credit for helping black women understand that you had to be feminist at the same time you were African . . . that you had to play more than one role in the empowerment of black people."