National Council of Negro Women member Kathy Craft sheds a tear as she looks at Dr. Height’s coffin during her funeral service.
Poet Maya Angelou is escorted back to her seat after speaking during Dr. Height’s funeral services.
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.
In his eulogy President Obama said Dr. Height “deserves a place” in history books and America’s memory.
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.
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.
A casket bearing Dr. Height lies covered in roses at the National Council of Negro Women headquarters in Washington D.C.
“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.
Representative Charlie B. Rangel, also honored Dr. Height’s legacy at her memorial service.
Former ESSENCE publications director and Editor-in-Chief Susan L. Taylor directed the memorial service for Dr. Height
“At every major effort for social progressive change, Dorothy Height has been there,” Congressman John Lewis, has said of Dr. Height.
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.