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Obama Leads Last Salute to Dorothy Height

Funeral for civil rights leader attracts president, congress

(Newser) - President Obama spoke at Dorothy Height's funeral today, calling on Americans to honor the memory of the late civil rights leader by serving their country and making it better. "We can all be drum majors for a righteous cause," the president declared. He said she'd lived a righteous... More »

Civil Rights Pioneer Dorothy Height Dead

Obama calls her the 'godmother' of movement

(Newser) - Civil rights luminary Dorothy Height has died of natural causes at age 98, says a spokesperson for the National Council of Negro Women, a group that Height headed for 40 years. Though never a media darling, Height was active in civil rights causes since the 1930s, lobbying everyone from Eleanor... More »

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