Dorothy I. Height


HEIGHT Civil Rights Legend DOROTHY IRENE HEIGHT On Tuesday, April 20, 2010, Dorothy Irene Height, long-time women''s, civil and human rights activist, Board Chair and President Emerita of the National Council of Negro Women, (NCNW) and "godmother" of the American Civil Rights Movement, transitioned to eternal life. For her years of service to the nation, which stretched back to her work with former first Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, Height was awarded America''s two highest civilian awards: the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1992 by President Bill Clinton and the Congressional Gold Medal in 2004 through an act of Congress. Height''s name is synonymous with the NCNW, an organization she headed from 1957 when she was elected the organization''s fourth national president to 1998, when she became Chair of the Board and President Emerita until her death. She was a key figure throughout the Civil Rights Movement. She was the female team leader among the six leaders of the civil rights movement which included Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. At the 1963 March on Washington, Height was on the platform when King delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech after convincing the leadership to allow the young preacher to speak last and more than five minutes. During the civil rights era, Height led NCNW to deal with unmet needs of women and their families by combating hunger and establishing decent housing and home ownership programs through the federal government for low-income families. The organization''s accomplishments under Height are numerous. Born in Richmond, VA, and reared in Rankin, PA, Height''s career as a civil rights advocate began in 1930 when she co-led protests against lynching in Times Square. In 1933, she became a leader of the United Christian Youth Movement of North America in the New Deal era. Height served on the National Board of the YWCA in the mId-1940''s and spearheaded the organization''s racial justice initiatives. From 1947-1956, Height served as the 10th national president of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., and helped to expand the organization''s social activism in the United States and abroad. She pursued studies at New York University where she earned her Master''s Degree in social work. She has received 36 honorary degrees, the NAACP''s Spingarn Medal, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and the Congressional Gold Medal. She is survived by her sister, Athanette Aldridge; three nephews, Phillip Aldridge; Bernard Randolph (Billie Jean) of St. Louis, Missouri; Daniel Aldridge, Jr., (Dorothy) of Detroit, Michigan; two nieces, Jean Randolph Linzey (Camerson Sr.), and Leuetta Henderson of Brooklyn, New York, great and great-great nieces and nephews, and a host of other relatives and friends, including one devoted friend/daughter, The Honorable Alexis Herman Franklin of McLean, VA. She also leaves to mourn her passing, her beloved National Council of Negro Women family and her devoted caregiver of 10 years, nurse, Mary Brown. Dr. Height will lie in repose at the National Council of Negro Women, Inc., headquarters, 633 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, on Tuesday, April 27 beginning at 6 p.m. The Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Omega Omega Service will take place Wednesday, April 28, at 2 p.m. at Burr Gymnasium on the campus of Howard University. The Omega Omega Service is open to members of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority and the public. A Community Celebration will be held at Shiloh Baptist Church on Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held Thursday, April 29 at 10 a.m. at the Washington National Cathedral, 3101 Wisconsin Avenue, NW. Interment at Fort Lincoln Cemetery will immediately follow the funeral service. Funeral arrangements by Stewart Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent to www.StewartFuneralHome. comwww.StewartFuneralHome.com

Published by The Washington Post from Apr. 25 to Apr. 27, 2010.
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Pamela Green
January 30, 2017
DR. Dorothy Height, A QUEEN that gave her life to the betterments' of AFRICAN AMERICAN women all over the world. She was a mentor to all with her impeccable style of dress, articulate dialogue and positive persuasion to produce the next best educated LEADERS. ........WHAT A WOMAN!!!!.....ONE IS MISSED...THANKS FOR ALL ONE'S HARD WORK
Valenda Newell/LIFE MEMBER
July 10, 2016
thanks for everything
josh ortega
March 24, 2016
Dr. Dorothy Height; my Soror, my Sister, my inspiration, my leader, my Queen. That is the way it felt. But, she didnot belong to me. She belonged to her family, to the NCNW, to Delta Sigma Theta, to Black People, to Women, to ALL People, to the world, and to GOD. Thank you her family for sharing. She was an amazing, articulate, intelligent, diligent, persistent, humble, warrior for the struggle for human rights. She began her struggle as a teenager in the anti-lynching crusades and continued her struggle until the end of her life on earth. And, we were blessed because she lived a long life. She was our Queen of the Civil Rights Movement and she taught us all the way. Males, females, dignitaries, grassroots people, and Presidents looked to her for direction. I think of her today as we move towards the month anniversary of her death. I MISS HER; HER SMILE, HER HATS, HER DIGNITY, HER SPIRIT, HER TENACITY, AND HER DEDICATION TO THE FIGHT FOR EQUALITY. Rest in Heaven our ANGEL and no "ALUTE TO CONTUNUA", through your inspiration,THE STRUGGLE WILL GO ON. Soror Lynnette
Lynnette Miller
March 17, 2015
Thank you for your strength and dedication for women of color and for our people. You are a true servant of God and I believe you have your crown already.I love you but God loves you more.
Paula J. Lawson
January 20, 2015
I Love you mother....
.....................Titilopemioluwa Akinuli
Titilopemioluwa Akinuli
August 14, 2014
We miss you so much and we loved you but, God loved you the best. The Black Family Reunions were exciting and we hope your organization will bring them back to DC. What a Blessing!
Amelia Saunders
March 31, 2014
martha allen
March 30, 2014
I am so honored to be a part of one of the organizations you made possible for women. You were a powerful and wonderful force to follow. RIP Mrs. Height...
Relda Quinn
March 24, 2014
My great-grandmother was a devoted member of Dr. Heights organization for many years until she passed. Thank you Dr. Height for being the voice for the children of slaves and thank you for teaching them to have a voice of their own. VT....Los Angeles, CA
March 24, 2014
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
beverly reese
March 24, 2014
your missed we always loved you
michael de santa
March 24, 2014
we missed you
charlie vanoss
March 24, 2014
What a blessed life. GOD have used you as a light to the world. Your assignment and mission is complete. I can hear the lord saying 'Well done Dorothy I. Height. Well Done" You may rest now. Our Love and Prayer's are with the family.
J Green
March 24, 2014
Gwendolyn Coleman
March 24, 2014
This little light of mine!!
Amber Taliaferro
March 24, 2014
YOU ARE SO MISSED
I remember the time I met you at the Congressional Black Cacaus at Al Gore table. I was honored to have meet you. GOD BLESS ME with your kind loving Christ like heart and blessed conversation. I was blessed to take a pic with you from your camera man. Your grace will never be forgotten. Happy Birthday March 24. GOD HAS YOU UNDER HIS WINGS. HE LOVES YOU and so do WE ALL. R.I.P. Dr. Dorthy Height. YOU will never be forgotten. You was a Gift to the world. Your gift will never be forgotten" LEAVE NO ONE BEHIND" ALL PEOPLE WAS TOUCH BY YOUR PRESENCE. I MISS YOU AND LOVED YOUR SPIRIT. GOD BLESS YOUR FAMILY TO CONTINUE TO BE BLESS. LOVE ALWAYS AND FOREVER.
Marjorie Gilliard
March 24, 2014
May it comfort you that Dorothy has the hope of being found in God's book of remembrance. Malachi 3:16
~V
January 1, 2014
Thank you Dr.Height for everything you did.
















Thank you Dr.Height for everything you did

Michael F. Griffin(Chicago,IL.)
Michael Griffin
October 27, 2013
So honored to be a member of your sorority! Soror Height you laid the foundation for women of color to have a voice and a place in this world... We love you
Linda Brown
August 1, 2013
Thank you Dorothy Height for your passion, tenacity, and what you have done for the African-American community.
Gloria Simmons
April 25, 2013
You are forever in our hearts
Linda Van tassel
March 13, 2013
Thank you Dr Height. Thank you!! You will forever be remembered.
January 25, 2013
May the God of all comfort strengthen the family and friends of Dorothy Height. Rest assured that God will remember all those who has passed away because they are precious to him - Psalm 116:15. God one day will restore the earth to a paradise and mankind will be able to reside forever on earth in peace and harmony together. What a glorious prospect for all mankind!
Jeanette
September 17, 2012
What an honor it was to be your neighbor at Town Square Towers in Washington,DC for many years. I looked forward to seeing Dr. Height every morning, dressed so beautifully in our lobby awaiting her driver. You are one of the many rocks for the African American community, you gave so much! You will be forever missed and loved!
Julia Spraggins
May 17, 2011
What a wonderful life you have lived, and your legacy has marked the lives of all African Americans. You will be missed. But will always be in our hearts forever.
Arlene Boyd
May 17, 2011
A legacy lives on in our lives. Soror Dorothy Height, we miss you and your work will always be cherished. Rest In Peace.
Joanne Hackett
May 17, 2011
There are no words that can be expressed or shared that matches your contributions to the plight of Black America; or the beauty and grace you brought to Black Women.
Susie Wright Enoch
May 16, 2011
Your legacy has and will forever live on !! Rest in piece.
James Midgette Jr.
May 16, 2011
You lived an extraordinary life. You will be missed!
Michelle Williams
May 16, 2011


"The Lord is my strength and my shield, my 'heart' trusts in Him, and I am helped. My 'heart' leaps for joy, and I will give thanks to Him with a song." (Delta Song)
Angie Johnson
May 16, 2011
To the Family of Soror Height,

These are your flowers -

"Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God, and the Peace of Yahweh Shalom which transcends all understanding will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus."

-Philippians

My translation
May 16, 2011
To Family of Ms. Height

God Bless You. Ms. Height was an inspiration to my generation.
Stefpm Johnson
May 15, 2011
To the Family,

Take comfort in that "on the 7th trumpet the dead in Christ shall rise first!"

May God bless each one of you!
Angela Williams
May 15, 2011
Sad to hear of the passing of my soror! May the family find consolation in the Power of God's Word!
Angela Johnson
May 15, 2011
Please accept my sincere condolences during this time of your loss. May you find comfort in knowing that God "is near to those broken at heart and those crushed in spirit he saves." (Psalm 34:18)
December 1, 2010
rip
August 15, 2010
The village has lost an elder.
Eleanor S. Towns
May 31, 2010
You have been an inspiration to us and set the example for classy. I will always remember you and your hats.

Denise E. Lee
NCNW Omaha NE, Omaha Section Inc
Corresponding Sec
Denise Lee
May 24, 2010
To one of the Greastest Sorors I've ever learned and read about. Her legacy to Delta Sigma Theta is so awesome I can't began to tell all she has done for us. My prayers go out to her family and to Sorors everywhere.
Elizabeth Hibler
May 21, 2010
Although I did not know her,
she seems so dear to me
I give my heart in times of joy
and now in sympathy
I thank God for creating her,
all things both great and small
For our Dear God Who created us,
He made and loveth all.
Our deepest sympathy, love and prayers
to the family.
Mr. and Mrs. Spencer Charles
Alexandria, Virginia
May 19, 2010
Dr. Height was a true inspiration for everyone. She will be missed. May God bless and keep her.
The Givens
May 19, 2010
Dr. Height was a "Pillar" in "Our World" for so long. It was an Honor to be seated with her @The Schomburg Library's One Hundred Black New Yorkers Luncheon!
Thank You Dr. Height,

Edwina Handy Da Costa
May 19, 2010
To a lady of great pride and class. You inspired me and generations of African American girls to live a life of education and to be a lady.
Lyvonne Chrisman
May 17, 2010
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
EDWINA WILSON
May 17, 2010
such a legacy that you have left to inspire others.
erma rapp
May 16, 2010
THANK YOU Dr. Height.
Tammy Bealer
May 14, 2010
For an angel and a star, you are now present with the Lord. You have fought the fight and you have won your race. As your family grieves, may they be continually blessed and reflect on the legacy you left for them.

My fondest memories are those when I was a little girl at the Council, 1814 Vermont Avenue, Washington, DC. Dr Height, you always took time to speak with me though my mother asked me not to bother you. Your bedroom at the Council was just steps away from mind. I felt like I was in the presence of a queen. You were my queen. Rest on my Sister in Christ.

Gertrude Bonita Harris)Calhoun, Seven, MD
May 12, 2010
I had the good fortune of working for Dr. Height at NCNW. I will cherish her words of wisdom, the stories she shared and the many memories. The world has lost a true visionary. Rest in Peace, Dr Height.
C.M. Whisonant
May 10, 2010
What a wonderful blessing and honor to have had the opportunity to meet Dr. Height and marvel at her greatness upclose. Our leaders and soldiers are making way for a new generation of "leaders and soldiers," and I pray we do not disappoint those like Dr. Height who stood on the battlefield to protect our freedom. We will miss her body, but her spirit lives on in all of us who understand, demand and command respect as a human beings. It was a pleasure to have met this great lady and I treasure my photo with her.
Angela Smith
May 4, 2010
In the face of this Great Lady! lived, Kindess, Generosity, Perserverance, Humility, Contentment, Faith, A Servant's Heart, Hope, Patience, Wisdom, and Boldness. And Her spirit lives on!!!
Angie Fitzgerald
May 4, 2010
May your spirit live on and continue to inspire those who follow.
charles richardson
May 4, 2010
A good and faithful servant to the people. Well done! We will continue your legacy.

Pamela Barrett
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated SHFBA
Pamela Barrett
May 4, 2010
To the Family;y of Sis. Dorothy Height. I had lunch with her years ago in New York city. I was very impressed with her and I still am. We have lost a great leader. I pray God will bless each of you and remember that God will be there for you. I deeply regret your loss.

Mary L. Clowney
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority , Inc.
Tau Gamma Delta, Inc
Mary Clowney
May 3, 2010
Dr. Heights, gone but not forgotten. I will never forget listening to your interview on NPR several years ago. Your intelligence, wisdom, and strength inspired me to be a better person.
Chris Strodel
May 3, 2010
Thank you, Dr. Height.
Yetta Armstrong
May 3, 2010
Dr. Height was a great woman. She wore many hats...she wore the hat of a teacher, social worker, mentor, activist, advocate, author, past president of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and NCNW just to name a few. She will be deeply missed. I thank her for her many contributions and the legacy that she has left.
Jennifer M. Grant
May 3, 2010
Dr. Height was truly inspirational. Tall and regal, she personified grace and dignity. She never married and never had to worry about "an attahcment" to her image. She said many times that she did just fine by herself. She willbe greatly miseed and aways loved.
Sherry Brown, Westchester County, New York
sherry brown
May 2, 2010
Thank You Dr. Height for the legacy may God grant you a place near His throne for the great things you have done. I am so grateful to have been in your presence last Convention. RIP
Antonia Barber
May 1, 2010
I had the good fortune of meeting Dr. Height when we cruised with National Professional Networks several years ago. Her dignified yet approachable bearing and graciousness hearken back to an era of gentility. She was every bit the Grande Dame and the paradigm of Delta Sigma Theta values.
She will be sorely missed.

Nina-Dawne Williams, 2009-2010 Chair
Florida Bar Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Section
Nina-Dawne Williams
May 1, 2010
Dear Dr. Height,
I will always love you and miss you. The wonderful experiences that you gave us as women, all races of women is so significant and everlasting. Being a member of NCNW and participating in fund raising and Black Family Reunion's yearly, our wonderful trip to Egypt can never be duplicated, it was so spiritual and so awesome. Your vision and challenges that you left behind for us to carry on will keep us strong as women. I will alway love and respect you and your dreams. Love you forever,
Ruby Gould
May 1, 2010
As we say goodbye to our beloved Dr. Dorothy Height, we extend thanks and gratitude for her courage and strength to be an example for people who needed hope and faith that one day we would see a better life. Soror Height was a remarkable woman who help to change the world. May her legacy live on.
Dr. Sheila Jenkins
May 1, 2010
What a wonderful blessing God gave the world in Dr. Dorothy Height. She was a graceful lady in all ways and I will treasure the opportunities I had to be in her presence. Peace & Blessings.
Octavia Jackson
April 30, 2010
Your loved one has passed, but will never leave your heart and memories.

With Loving Thoughts
Gladys Washington
April 30, 2010
Dr. Catherine Fisher Collins
April 30, 2010
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
Francine Burriss
April 30, 2010
Soror Dorothy Height will be missed. We ALL owe you a DEBT of gratitude for all that you have done to pave the way so that others might achieve our due dilgence, respect, and rights...and we still have miles to go...and your legacy will continue. Thank you, thank you, thank you; rest now in sweet peace.
April 30, 2010
I offer my sincere condolences to the family of Dr. Dorothy Height. Dr. Height was instrumental in every women's life. You will be greatly missed by all. May you rest in peace.
Mary Young
April 30, 2010
I am grateful I have lived in her era, Dr. Height will always shine the "Lights of Determination" for generations to come.

In Heart
Joyce Conner
April 30, 2010
Thank you for such an inspiration to the human race. Rest in Peace because your work is done and well appreciated around the world.
Robert Newby
April 30, 2010
A life well lived is a GREAT LIFE for a Great Woman. Love you and appreicate all you have done.
Beverly Hicks
April 30, 2010
MEETING CHALLENGE AFTER CHALLENGE THIS GREAT LADY EXHIBITED EXCEPTIONAL GRACE AND SINCERE
PERSERVERANCE. HER ACHIEVEMENTS UPLIFTED ALL OF US.
ALTAMESE G.SIMMONS, TAMPA, FL
ALTAMESE G. SIMMONS
April 30, 2010
THANK YOU SISTER DOROTHY FOR SHARING YOUR LIFE WITH US. MAY YOU REST IN PEACE.
April 30, 2010
Thank you for your setting the stage....what a curtain call!! Thanks to the family for sharing her with us and Thank God for creating such a beautiful person. Dr. Height..you are truly a "Phenomenal Woman"!!
Nancy Williams
April 30, 2010
To the family of Mrs. Dorothy Height,

Thank you for sharing the blessing of this amazing Lady with the world. May God's love and peace be with you.

I join others in thanking, and giving praises to God for Mrs. Dorothy Height. She lived a selfless life. Her commitment and service for the betterment of mankind is her legacy. Her intelligence, humility, strength, grace and class are exemplary to say the least. And, oh the Hats!

Thank you Mrs Dorothy Height for your good and faithful service. Well done!
Florence Wilson
April 29, 2010
"AN APPRECIATIVE MISSION,WELL DONE..
REST IN PEACE!"
SISTER JANIE HUNT (DANVILLE,VA)
April 29, 2010
? feel very blessed that I had the opportunity to meet you and hear your inspirational speech to children at a DCPS School a few years ago. It gave me a great chance to see firsthand what a wonderful person and role model you were. I hope that your light will continue to shine.Rest in Peace.
Andriana Kalapothakos
April 29, 2010
I am grateful and so humbled by your WONDERFUL Contribution to this ENTIRE WORLD! Blessings and I hope to be one to carry on your legacy in some capacity! To the family of Dr. Dorothy Height, Thank you for sharing her with the World! It is truly a Blessing!
Treila Marshall
April 29, 2010
Blessed is it what we are for having such a wonderful and amazingly beautiful woman in our presence. She worked tirelessly for the cause, Dr. Height talked the talked but more importantly she walked the walk. A job well done. My love goes out to the family and thank you for sharing Dr. Height with us. A true example of the purpose driven life. Your presence will be missed, I love you but you are where you belong...with God Almighty.
Emerald Diamond
April 29, 2010
Dorothy, thank you for YOU. Your persistent, attentive ways of staying the course and cause, are an encouragenment to us all.
Nancy Mc Evoy
April 29, 2010
What an angel you were on earth, what an angel you will be in heaven. Thank you for loving us and giving so much. We will miss your spirit, and you had so much; your smile, laughter and joy. Now may the Lord keep you in his peace, comfort and joy.
Robert Phillips
April 29, 2010
What a wonderful, courageous, trail blazin' woman Dr. Dorothy Height has been! An excellent role model for generations to come! I honor her...Ati Cushmeer-Muhammad, Lifetime member, NCNW
Ati Cushmeer-Muhammad
April 29, 2010
Lisa A. Stratton Philadelphia,Pa She was truly a woman of strength and i thank her for all the work she did when it came to the rights of her people and for all women.
Lisa Stratton
April 29, 2010
To God Be The Glory. Thank You for all you have done for not only our race but for america. Where would we be without you and I am so glad you will be in Our History Books so that my children can continue to know your greatness as I do. May The Work You've Done Speak For You......
Lonnie Walker
April 29, 2010
I am certain that your great work contributes to the wind beneath my wings. T. Sutton (Wilberforce Univ Alumni - Detroit, MI)
T Sutton
April 29, 2010
I met Dr. Dorothy I. Height at Nordstrom in Pentagon City, when she was their in 1994 to promote a cook book to raise money for one of her many causes. I remember her in a beautiful turquoise blue suit with matching hat. She stood so tall and proud like a statue! I was so proud and honored to be in her presence! I wasn't able to sneak out of my department to purchase the cookbook and have Dr. Height autograph it, so my best friend Toni Mosley surprised me with an autographed copy as a wedding gift! It has been one of my most prized possessions! I took my two children to her viewing on Tuesday, and I couldn't have thought of a better place to take them on that evening! I will always be proud to have lived during her journey for equality for all and personal battle for woman. She is now in the company of other great crusaders who have gone before her! I will do my part to carry on her legacy as best I can! Rest in peace my lovely devoted Mother in Christ! God bless and keep your family!!!
Lynette Harper
April 29, 2010
Ronald Foster & LaVerta Harris, 1114 Malinckrodt St St louis Mo 63107
April 29, 2010
She was a great pioneer in everything she did and truly an inspiration to all women and a wonderful mentor to us all I thank her for all her greatness
LaVerta M Harris
April 29, 2010
To Dorothy's great-nephew from California,
At the Inauguration you told me of your amazing aunt and how you were going to her apt. following the ceremony. I hope that day was full of joy for your auntie and that she realized her role in moving our country forward to the day when our paths crossed in celebration. I was saddened to read of her death, and astonished to read of her amazing life of strength and leadership. You must be so very proud! As I recall your daughter was in Sacramento for a leadership conference- she only need look to her great aunt Dorothy to understand leadership! May God bless you all.
Maureen Hammond
April 29, 2010
To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say...
but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there's no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love.

Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I'm with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me and He said, "I welcome you."

It's good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on.
I need you here badly; you're part of my plan.
There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man.

God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night, the day's chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to you....in the middle of the night.

When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years
because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.

I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
But if I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o'er.
I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.

There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;
but together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too...
that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.

If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain,
then you can say to God at night......"My day was not in vain."
And now I am contented....that my life has been worthwhile,
knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.

So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low,
just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When you're walking down the street, and you've got me on your mind;
I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.

And when it's time for you to go.... from that body to be free,
remember you're not going.....you're coming here to me.

Ruth Ann Mahaffey (author)
©Copyright 1998-2010
Duan Wooten
April 29, 2010
The joy to have listened to your words of wisdom and knowledge has been one of the best moments of my life. Job well done. Job well done.
Melodi Jenkins
April 29, 2010
From the first time I saw this wonderful woman in the fabulous hat who stood with and next to Martin Luther King, Jr. in the struggle for civil rights for African-Americans, women, and all people, she inspired me to be all that I can be. Today as I viewed her service, she inspired me no less. She can rest now, having run the race that was set before her. Thank you, dear Sister-in-Christ. I will follow in your footsteps as best I can.
Brenda Lister
April 29, 2010
The first time I dined in a formerly segregated restaurant, I was in Montgomery, on my way home from Tuscaloosa,to Dothan, Alabama, after attending the annual convention of the NCNW subsidiary, for for teenaged girls. Mrs. Height was always in attendance and eager to inspire us. Our motto was "Know thyself, learn more, and climb higher." Thank you for all you did to inspire us to become productive women. I was also inspired to love hats. I will always remember you with fondness and love in my heart.
Janice Miller
April 29, 2010
Sleep in Heavenly peace/
Doris Berry
April 29, 2010
My Prayers and Blessings to the height family with love.


Barbara Coleman.
Barbara Coleman
April 29, 2010
Thank You Soror Height for being a true example for all women/human beings to follow. Your legacy will live forever.
Machelle Allums
April 29, 2010
We will miss our friend and great leader.

James A. & Bettye R. Brock
Life Members, NCNW
Bettye Brock
April 29, 2010
We will miss our friend and great leader.

James A. & Bettye R. Brock
Life Members, NCNW - Cincinnati, Ohio
April 29, 2010
My Prayers go out to the Height family.
I have lots of fond memories, she was my mentor and freind. Aways so elegantly dressed with her hat,even at the mother's day cook outs.

Her legacy will live on thur all of us.

Vernard and Yvonne Wynn
Yvonne Wynn
April 29, 2010
Condolences to the family of sister Dorthy Height. Our Godmother of the civil rights. Thank you for evrything you done for us on this earth. We know you have done great works for us to carry on. May your legacy live on in the memory of peoples in this world. May you rest in peace. I know you are now because God called you and you heard your name. He said, well done , your work has been done down here. Come on home. And I well make you ruler over many in Heaven. So well done Good and Faithful Servant. Rest in Peace.
lesia lee
April 29, 2010
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