Black Ancestors : Dorothy I. Height

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    In the Spirit of Sankofa and Real Truth!

    RIP...Sister Dorothy I. Height:



    As a teenager, Height marched in New York's Times Square shouting, "Stop the lynching." In the 1950s and 1960s, she was the leading woman helping the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and other leading activists orchestrate the civil rights movement.



     
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    Dr. Dorothy Irene Height---True Warrior Goddess!!! (March 24, 1912 – April 20, 2010)
    True Servant & Steward for People of Color-Peace Be Still...Take your Rest Sister.....May The Ancestors Hold You in Their Arms Closely
    Love & Blessings,
    DREA
     
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    Washington post office named after Dorothy Height
    By Clutch Magazine

    3:34 PM on 12/17/2010

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    President Barack Obama kisses Dr. Dorothy I. Height during a meeting on Martin Luther King Jr. Day in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Jan. 18, 2010. (Official White House photo by Pete Souza)


    On Wednesday, President Barack Obama signed the H.R. 6118 bill, which gave the United States Postal Service office on Massachusetts Avenue in Washington D.C. a new name: the Dorothy I. Height Post Office.

    Height, who passed away this past April at the age of 98, was one of the most significant civil rights leaders of her time. Height served as chair Emerita of the National Council of Negro Women and as the 10th National President for Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated. Height worked relentlessly to secure equality for blacks, women, and the poor while working to desegregate the YWCA.

    http://www.thegrio.com/black-history/washington-post-office-named-after-dorothy-height.php
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    102nd Birthday
     
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