Flag at Half-Staff in DC to Honor Dorothy Height

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‘Dr. Dorothy I. Height and Speaker Nancy Pelosi’
courtesy of ‘Speaker Pelosi’

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.

Rachel moved to DC in the fall of 2005 to study Journalism and Music at American University. When she’s not keeping up with the latest Major League Baseball news, she works on making music as an accomplished singer-songwriter and was even a featured performer/speaker at TEDxDupont Circle in 2012. Rachel has also contributed to The Washington Examiner and MASN Sports’ Nationals Buzz as a guest blogger. See why she loves DC. E-Mail: rachel@welovedc.com.

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