Today we lay to rest Dr. Dorothy Height, who stood next to Dr. Martin Luther King on the day he had a dream, and she in her wheelchair, at age 97, alongside Barack Obama during his inauguration.
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To me Dr. Dorothy Height was a dearest friend, mentor, and role model. When she passed away on April 20 at age 98, we all lost a treasure, a wise counselor, and a rock we could always lean against for support in tough times.
This morning the world lost an unwavering champion of justice and freedom, when "the godmother of the Civil Rights Movement" passed away at the age of 98.
As the black community looks at the black agenda, we mustn't forget that women are part of that agenda and must continue to contribute to and be fully engaged in it.
More than 1,000 tweets repeated rumors of the alleged passing of legendary African American educator and civil rights activist Dr. Dorothy Height. However, she is indeed alive.
Dr. Dorothy Height is in intensive care in a D.C. hospital on her 98th Birthday. Former Clinton Labor Secretary Alexis Herman says her "birthday celebration will go on because Dr. Height wanted it."
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