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Richmond, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Dr. Dorothy Irene Height

(1912-2010)

 
 
Dr. Dorothy Irene Height Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, November 30, 2019
1. Dr. Dorothy Irene Height Marker
Inscription.  The 10th National President of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. (1947-1956), was born in Richmond. Virginia and lived on Old Dominion St. She was the longest serving National President of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. During her tenure as National President. she oversaw the purchase of the Sorority's first National Headquarters building and developed leadership training programs as well as interracial and ecumenical educational programs for members of Delta and other organizations and institutions throughout the United States. She entered the sisterhood in 1939 through the Rho Chapter.

Dr. Height vas the female voice in the civil rights movement as she led the sorority to new pinnacles of social action working with Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., Whitney Young, A. Philip Randolph, James Farmer, Roy Wilkins, and John Lewis. She raised the consciousness of a nation founded on the principles of freedom, justice, and liberty for all.

Because of her steadfast and uncompromising work, she was awarded the Citizens Medal Award for distinguished service to the country, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and the Congressional Gold
Dr. Dorothy Irene Height Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, November 30, 2019
2. Dr. Dorothy Irene Height Marker
Medal. Upon her death and in her honor, President Barack Obama ordered flags to be flown at half-mast on April 29, 2010.
 
Erected 2019 by Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Historically Black Colleges and Universities marker series.
 
Location. 37° 31.175′ N, 77° 26.768′ W. Marker is in Richmond, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of Hull Street (U.S. 360) and East 14th Street, on the right when traveling east on Hull Street. Located in front of the Hull Street Branch, Richmond Public Library. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1400 Hull Street, Richmond VA 23224, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Dorothy Height (within shouting distance of this marker); Manchester Elliott Grays (approx. mile away); Colonel Thomas Stegge, Jr. (approx. mile away); Manchester Lodge No. 14 (approx. half a mile away); Richmond and Petersburg Railroad Bridge (approx. 0.7 miles away); Belle Isle Rolling Milling and Slitting Manufactory (approx. 0.7 miles away); Belle Isle Hydro Plant (approx. mile away); Ironworks Oil House (approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Richmond.
 
Categories. African AmericansCivil RightsFraternal or Sororal OrganizationsWomen
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on December 2, 2019. This page originally submitted on November 30, 2019, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 40 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 30, 2019, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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