Mayor Fenty proclaimed today Dr. Dorothy I. Height Day in honor of her memory.
Here is his statement, as seen on WaPo’s website:
“To honor Dr. Dorothy I. Height, I hereby declare today, April 20, 2010, “Dr. Dorothy I. Height Day” in the District of Columbia. I have also ordered that the flags of the District of Columbia shall be flown at half-staff today (Tuesday, April 20) and tomorrow (Wednesday, April 21) to honor her memory.”
Height, known for her service and action relating to civil rights, passed away today at the age of 98.