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Fenty orders flags lowered for Height

Mayor Adrian M. Fenty is honoring Dorothy Height with a with a proclamation and lowering the flag.

Here's his statement:

"To honor Dr. Dorothy I. Height, I hereby declare today, April 20, 2010, "Dr. Dorothy I. Height Day" in the District of Columbia. I have also ordered that the flags of the District of Columbia shall be flown at half-staff today (Tuesday, April 20) and tomorrow (Wednesday, April 21) to honor her memory."

-- Nikita Stewart

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By Washington Post Editors  |  April 20, 2010; 12:59 PM ET
Categories:  City Life , Nikita Stewart , Voting Rights  | Tags: Adrian Fenty, African American, Dorothy Height, Martin Luther King, Mayor, Washington DC  
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Yeah, right. What few buildings in the District that actually wave a District flag.

This, from the man that shunned a meeting with Dr. Height, on two occasions, not 6 months ago.

I hate this man and cannot wait to vote against him. He is disrespectful and despicable.

Posted by: concernedaboutdc | April 20, 2010 1:37 PM | Report abuse

Any doubts about this hypocrite now? NOT!!! He isn't worthy to speak Dr. Height's name.

Dr. Height was a true leader, a fighter and always a lady. Rest in Peace, you will truly be missed.

Posted by: candycane1 | April 20, 2010 2:57 PM | Report abuse

Fenty too little too late! You’re sorry. Sorry! Sorry! Sorry! Sorry! You’re a sorry @ss man and a sorry politician. This latest PR antic is a slap in the face to Dr. Height's who you don't hold a candle to.

We haven't forgotten what you did. We will not forget how you blew off two of the most important icons of your lifetime.

Posted by: thelildiva4u | April 20, 2010 4:30 PM | Report abuse

Adrian Fenty is an arrogant hypocrite. He shunned a meeting with Dr. Height, but now he's using her death as a political opportunity. He's a disgusting human being.

Posted by: Amelgepo | April 20, 2010 4:31 PM | Report abuse

All of the commenters are spot-on! How dare you, adrian fenty, try to honor this icon in her death, when you shunned her invite a few months ago?! This woman, who waged many battles so that you could even ascend to your current position in life. Rest assured, though, you sorry excuse for a human being, your slight will NOT be forgotten on election day!

Posted by: schooletal | April 20, 2010 7:41 PM | Report abuse

Too little, too late. Fenty again demonstrates that he just doesn't get it. He played his hand by ignoring Dr. Height. He thought his disregard for our beloved leader would blow over and be forgotten. The half-mast flag action was staged for his re-election effort and all dc citizens recognize it for what it is. Use the power of your vote to end Fenty's disrespect for the people of Washington DC. THROW THE BUM OUT.

Posted by: lightkeeper | April 22, 2010 12:16 PM | Report abuse

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