Thursday, December 16, 2010

President Obama names Post Office afer Civil Rights Leader Dr. Dorthy Height

President Barack Obama signed into law a bill naming a Washington, DC post office after civil rights leader Dr. Dorothy Height earlier today. The bill, H.R. 6118, was introduced into legislation by Eleanor Holmes Norton and was supported by other members of the Congressional Black Caucus, who are pictured above. Dr. Height was the president of the National Council of Negro Women and died in early April. The post office will now be named Dorothy I. Height Post Office. This is the first time a federal building in Washington, DC has been named for an African American woman.

I had the chance to meet Dr. Height a couple of months before she passed and I must say she was everything that I thought she was. Even at 98, she was so kind and full of wisdom, and gladly took questions from our group. I pray that she is resting in peace.


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