This week our nation mourns the loss of one of its most courageous, visionary and spirited citizens. Dorothy Irene Height led her life dedicated to actualizing the vision of a socially and politically equitable America—a reality that we for the most part enjoy today.
The socio-political and cultural progress that Dr. Height bequeathed to the generations that follow her, spanned four decades— from the New Deal era through the post-modern era. For more than 40 years, Dr. Height committed her life’s work to achieving her dream of human rights for all people.
On April 29, 2010, President Obama offered the eulogy at Dr. Height’s funeral, and NWHM would like to take this moment to honor to the life, spirit and enduring legacy of such a remarkable woman.