Thursday, April 29, 2010

Funeral Services for Dr. Dorothy I. Height

Dr. Dorothy Height's Funeral is today.
Thursday, April 29
10:00 a.m. — A funeral service will be conducted at Washington National Cathedral and is open to the public. The burial service will follow at Fort Lincoln Cemetery in Maryland.

MEDIA ALERT: It WILL air on C-SPAN 2, beginning at 10 AM EST.
It will also be livestreamed at
Dr. Height's funeral will also air on TV One at 10AM EST.

Here is her on C-Span's BookTV discussing with Brian Lamb about her autobiography.

Dr. Height talked about her book, Open Wide the Freedom Gates: A Memoir, published by PublicAffairs. Then 91, she had witnessed most of the major events in the African-American struggle for civil rights. She talked about her life work for her cause and about people she knew personally such as W.E.B. DuBois, Eleanor Roosevelt, and many others. She talked about the experience of leading the National Council of Negro Women for forty-one years. Ms. Height received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1994.

The White House

Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release
April 26, 2010
Presidential Proclamation -- Death of Dorothy Height




As a mark of respect for the memory of Dorothy Height, I hereby order, by the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, that, on the day of her interment, the flag of the United States shall be flown at half-staff at the White House and upon all public buildings and grounds, at all military posts and naval stations, and on all naval vessels of the Federal Government in the District of Columbia and throughout the United States and its Territories and possessions until sunset on such day. I further direct that the flag shall be flown at half-staff for the same period at all United States embassies, legations, consular offices, and other facilities abroad, including all military facilities and naval vessels and stations.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-sixth day of April, in the year of our Lord two thousand ten, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-fourth.


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