Foggy Bottom in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Remembering Dr. Dorothy Height
A Model of Public Service
— 1912-2010 —
Dorothy Height was the honored guest at breakfasts, luncheons, and a gala dinners across America for decades, gracing every event that she attended, and the longtime head of the National Council of Negro Women deserved every second of adulation she received.
She personified the grace, grit and wisdom of our elders. She was one of the foundation stones upon which the modern civil rights movement rested. Her death is a loss to us all.
Replaced? Never. Remembered? Forever.
Dignified is the word that comes to mind. Dignified, not dainty. There was a gentleness in her smile. She held your eyes. Her touch was light, but there was steel in her spine. She knew what she knew and Dorothy Height knew America. Her life was of service was to a country
Washington Post Columnist
April 21, 2010
Erected 2011 by The George Washington University.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Civil Rights • Women. A significant historical date for this entry is March 24, 2011.
Location. 38° 53.872′ N, 77° 2.85′ W. Marker is in Foggy Bottom in Washington, District of Columbia. Marker can be reached from G Street Northwest west of 21st Street Northwest, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2115 F Street Northwest, Washington DC 20052, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A Sustainable Vision (within shouting distance of this marker); David A. Clarke (within shouting distance of this marker); Lenthall Houses (within shouting distance of this marker); Anniversary Park (within shouting distance of this marker); The George Washington University (within shouting distance of this marker); Free Mandela (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Veterans Memorial Park (about 500 feet away); At GW, Being Bright Comes Naturally (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Foggy Bottom.
Credits. This page was last revised on May 12, 2021. It was originally submitted on March 14, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 125 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on March 14, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.