A Touch of Purple – Honoring Dorothy Irene HeightPosted by Dana on Apr 20, 2011 in Blog | View Comments
“Without community service, we would not have a strong quality of life. It’s important to the person who serves as well as the recipient. It’s the way in which we ourselves grow and develop.” – Dorothy Irene Height (1912-2010)
The Dorothy I. Height Education Foundation, the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW), and Delta Sigma Theta, Inc., organizations Dr. Dorothy I. Height was actively involved with throughout her life, have called on people throughout the country and the world to stop in silent prayer on April 20 at 12 p.m. EDT, to mark the one-year anniversary of the civil rights activist’s passing. Members of NCNW will gather at its historic headquarters building at 633 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, to remember Dr. Height, chair and president emerita, who died April 20, 2010 in Washington, D.C. She was 98 years old.
“So many have reached out and asked what is the best way to recognize such a bittersweet anniversary,” said Alexis M. Herman, former Secretary of Labor and president of the Dorothy I. Height Education Foundation. “We felt wearing a touch of Dorothy’s favorite color, purple; taking a moment in prayer; and simply living life with a purpose would be appropriate ways to honor a life that inspired women and men to work together for the highest good.”
To learn more about Dr. Dorothy I. Height and her organizations, please visit www.ncnw.org.