Civil rights legend Height in Howard's ICU
Update, 12:45 p.m.
Former Secretary of Labor Alexis Herman released an update on Dorothy Height's condition on Thursday.
“Dr. Height's condition is stable but serious. She is under excellent care at the Howard University Hospital and we remain very optimistic in regards to her recovery,” Herman said. She added that Height is not receiving visitors at this time because of the need for her to rest.
“We are very grateful for the prayers and words of encouragement that she continues to receive from around the nation,” Herman added.
Height, who was admitted to the hospital last Thursday, missed her 98th birthday party, which was held at the headquarters of the National Council of Negro Women. More than 150 people attended the event.
-- Hamil R. Harris
Civil rights legend Dorothy Height was in intensive care at Howard University Hospital Wednesday night, hospital officials said.
Height, president emeritus of the National Council of Negro Women, turned 98 years old Wednesday.
Howard University spokesman Ron Harris said that Height was in "stable" condition. Only hours before, members of Congress and former cabinet members had gathered at the National Council of Negro Women headquarters for what was to be Height’s birthday celebration.
For more than six decades Height has mixed style, fashion and determination to become a stalwart of the Civil Rights movement.
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