Dorothy Height Funeral And Tributes Scheduled For Next Week

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From the Washington Post:

Funeral services for civil rights matriarch Dorothy I. Height have been scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday at Washington National Cathedral, according to the National Council of Negro Women, which Height directed for 40 years.

The services are expected to be attended by an array of civil rights figures and dignitaries and will conclude a series of commemorations next week.

On Tuesday, a public viewing will be held from 6 to 10 p.m. at the council’s Dorothy I. Height headquarters building at 633 Pennsylvania Ave. NW.

At 2 p.m. Wednesday at Howard University, the Delta Sigma Theta sorority will conduct the traditional “Omega Omega” farewell ceremony, which is due every sorority member. Height served as national president of the sorority in 1947, and her body will be there for the public tribute.

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