National Council of Negro Women member Kathy Craft sheds a tear as she looks at Dr. Height’s coffin during her funeral service.
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Poet Maya Angelou is escorted back to her seat after speaking during Dr. Height’s funeral services.
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Shed a Tear
President Obama wipes away a tear during Dr. Height’s funeral service. Dr. Height was a constant presence at the White House, having visited 21 times since President Obama took office. “We came to love her as so many loved her,” he said.
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In his eulogy President Obama said Dr. Height “deserves a place” in history books and America’s memory.
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President Obama, first lady Michelle Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and others, bow their heads during prayer at Dr. Height’s funeral service.
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Rest in Peace
Dr. Height, considered a civil rights matriarch by many, is honored during a “Community Celebration of Life” memorial at the Shiloh Baptist Church in Washington, Wednesday, April 28, 2010.
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Heroine of the struggle
A casket bearing Dr. Height lies covered in roses at the National Council of Negro Women headquarters in Washington D.C.
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“She was out there ahead of her time; that’s what made her beautiful,” said former President Bill Clinton during a memorial service for Dr. Height at the Shiloh Baptist Church in D.C.
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Representative Charlie B. Rangel, also honored Dr. Height’s legacy at her memorial service.
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Honoring our Elders
Former ESSENCE publications director and Editor-in-Chief Susan L. Taylor directed the memorial service for Dr. Height
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Leading the way
“At every major effort for social progressive change, Dorothy Height has been there,” Congressman John Lewis, has said of Dr. Height.
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Among her peers
Surgeon General Regina Benjamin as she arrived for Delta Sigma Theta sorority’s Omega Omega service to honor Dr Height (a Delta herself) at Howard University.
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