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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Dorothy Irene Height Is Laid To Rest, Farewell Queen

Funeral Arrangements for Dr. Dorothy I. Height

Courtesy of the National Council of Negro Women

Funeral services for Dr. Dorothy I. Height, chair and President Emerita of the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW), who passed earlier last week, will take place in Washington, D.C. beginning Tuesday, April 27 and end with funeral services at Washington National Cathedral on Thursday, April 29, according to former U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexis Herman, who is overseeing the arrangements.

Burial services will be held at Fort Lincoln Cemetery in Maryland. Dr. Height passed away on Tuesday, April 20, at the age of 98.

Tuesday, April 27

6:00 – 10:00 p.m. — Dr. Height will lie in repose at the NCNW Dorothy I. Height building for a public viewing.

Wednesday, April 28

2:00 p.m. — The Delta Sigma Theta Sorority will conduct a public Omega Omega Service at Howard University. Dr. Height served as national president of the sorority in 1947.

7:00 p.m. — A “Community Celebration of Life” memorial will be held at Shiloh Baptist Church in Washington, D.C. The memorial is open to the public.

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.

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Sources: AP, Jack and Jill Politics, MSNBC, National Council of Negro Women, Youtube, Google Maps

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