Dorothy Height's funeral set for April 29
The funeral service for civil rights leader Dorothy Height will be held next Thursday at Washington National Cathedral, officials said Thursday.
Height, president emerita of the National Council of Negro Women, died Tuesday at Howard University Hospital at the age of 98. Her body will lay in repose at the council’s headquarters on Tuesday. Members of the public can pay their respects from 6 p.m. to 10 pm.
On Wednesday, Height will be honored by the Delta Sigma Theta sorority at 2 p.m. in a public service at Howard University. At 7 p.m., a public Community Celebration of Life memorial will be held at Shiloh Baptist Church in Northwest.
Next Thursday, Height’s funeral will begin at 10 a.m. Burial will follow at Fort Lincoln Cemetery in Brentwood.
-- Hamil R. Harris
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