Dorothy Height, a national treasure, goes home
Dorothy Height, the longtime head of the National Council for Negro Women and a front line soldier in the Civil Rights movement, passed away early this morning in Washington, D.C. of natural causes. She was 98.
Height worked for equality until the very end. Were it not for that monster blizzard in February, she would have been at that Oval Office meeting on jobs that President Obama hosted with NAACP President Ben Jealous, National Urban League President Marc Morial and the Rev. Al Sharpton.
In a statement of condolence today, Obama called Height the "godmother of the Civil Rights Movement." She was also a national treasure who will be greatly missed.
| April 20, 2010; 11:08 AM ET
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