Dorothy Height laid to rest

    Dr. Dorothy Height, the godmother of the civil rights movement, has been laid to rest after a long life of service.

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Dr. Dorothy Height, the godmother of the civil rights movement, has been laid to rest after a long life of service.
     
    Thousands flocked to the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C., this morning to honor Dorothy’s memory. It was the latest ceremony in nearly a weeklong send off for the activist.
     
    Inside the cathedral was a who’s who of the D.C. area. House speaker Nancy Pelosi, Vice President Joe Biden and First Lady Michelle Obama were all on hand for the event. 

     
    President Barack Obama delivered a 13-minute eulogy for Dorothy, sharing his memories of the civil rights leader with the crowd. He remembered her as being humble and diligent in her quest to make sure that everyone, no matter their race or gender, enjoyed equal rights.

     
    “She wasn’t interested in credit,” he told those gathered at the Cathedral. “What she cared about was the cause. The cause of justice. The cause of equality. The cause of opportunity. Freedom’s cause.”

     
    Dorothy, who the president called a White House regular with 21 visits under her belt, passed away last week at the age of 98.

     

     

    – Sonya Eskridge


     

     

     

    Here’s more:
    Dorothy Height dies at 98
    Dorothy Height funeral set for April 29

     

    Tags:

    Comments

    blog comments powered by Disqus