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Dorothy Height Funeral Pictures [Video]

By Deena Bustillo on
Dorothy Height, known as the 'godmother of civil rights,' died last week at 98, and today was her funeral. President Barack Obama delivered the eulogy, his third so far in his term, and paid his respects to the former senator. Friends first took to the podium and talked about Height's early days and accomplishments. Poet Maya Angelou got up and read, and many other important figures offered praise. Obama said she "deserves a place" in the history books and "lived a full life." He thanked...Read Full Story

Dorothy Height Death Marked by President Obama

By Olivia on
Civil rights activist Dorothy Height passed away today at the age of 98 after being admitted to the hospital a month earlier for unspecified reasons. When the news of her death broke, President Barack Obama took to his Twitter account to pay tribute to the fallen leader. He wrote, "Today we lost the godmother of the civil rights movement, Dr. Dorothy Height, who devoted her life to those struggling for equality."Height began her career with the New York City Welfare Department and became...Read Full Story