I want to be remembered as someone who used herself and anything she could touch to work for justice and freedom…. I want to be remembered as one who tried.

Dorothy Height (1912 – 2010)

Update: Funeral Arrangements for Dorothy Height

Dear Friends and Colleagues,
Below is the schedule of events for the celebration of the life of our beloved Chairperson Dr. Dorothy Irene Height. All events are open to the public and have been staggered so we all have a chance to pay our respects to the “Queen” of the Civil Rights Movement. A limited number of reserved seats (tickets needed) are available for the Community celebration on Wednesday at Shiloh Baptist Church and Memorial/Funeral Service on Thursday at the National Cathedral.

Tuesday – April 27, 2010 – 6pm- 10pm
National Council of Negro Women (NCNW)
Dr. Height will lie in state at NCNW. Family, board members, staff and the community are welcome to come and express their grief and appreciation. A fitting tribute to Dr. Height’s memory. There will be a guest book for visitors to sign. There will be a tented reception outside for family members. Refreshments will be served.

Wednesday – April 28, 2010 – 9am- 12pm
National Council of Negro Women
Dr. Height will lie in state at NCNW. Again, the public is welcome.

Wednesday – April 28, 2010 – 12pm
Howard University
Dr. Height will be transported to Howard University.

Wednesday – April 28, 2010 – 3pm
Howard University
Delta Sigma Theta, Inc. (National) will honor Dr. Height with a Delta Omega-Omega service. Family, Friends, Staff and Board Members are encouraged to attend.

Wednesday – April 28, 2010 – 7pm – 10pm
Shiloh Baptist Church
Celebration of the life of Dr. Dorothy I. Height. Tributes, proclamations, music, videos; a historical reflection of Dr. Height’s life and accomplishments.

Thursday – April 29, 2010 – 10am
National Cathedral
Memorial/Funeral Service

Thursday – April 29, 2010 – 11:30am
Ft. Lincoln Cemetery
Transfer to Ft. Lincoln Cemetery for the burial of our beloved Dr. Dorothy Irene Height.