Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Dr. Dorothy Irene Height (passing)

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Shepreneur Magazine INC

A message to all members of Shepreneur Magazine INC

Owings Mills MD - April 20, 2010--Shepreneur Magazine mourns the passing of Dr. Dorothy Irene Height, the leading female voice of the 1960s Civil Rights Movement, and long-time President of the National Council of Negro Women. She was 98.

Dr. Height also served as the 10th national president of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., 1947 to 1956. Dr. Dorothy Height has been an inspiration to women and men around the world. She will truly be missed.

A winner of the Congressional Gold Medal, Height had the ear of U.S. presidents from Dwight Eisenhower to Barack Obama.

"We are not a problem people; we are a people with problems. We have historic strengths; we have survived because of family." - Dorothy Height

In 1986, Dorothy Height became convinced that negative images of black family life were a significant problem, and to address this concern, she founded the annual Black Family Reunion, a festival that originated in Washington, D.C.

Dr. Height died Tuesday as a result of natural causes at Howard University Hospital in Washington, D.C. Shepreneur Magazine offers condolences to Dr. Height's family and friends and to our entire black community on the loss of this great advocate.

Shepreneur Staff

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