BLACK BUZZ NEWS SERVICE
Big Stone Gap, Virginia
March 25, 2011
Virginia Gov. Robert F. McDonell has declared today to be "Dorothy Irene Height Day" in the commonwealth, in honor of the civil rights pioneer, who died last April at age 98.
McDonnell's proclamation makes reference to Height's participation in U.Va's Explorations in Black Leadership series.
You can watch Julian Bond's 95-minute interview with Height here on U.Va's You Tube channel.
Mrs Dorothy Height was a true American heroine who over came enormous odds to become a great national leader.
Further Mrs Height was an outstanding role model for women in the United States and abroad.
It is very fitting that the Commonwealth of Virginia honor Mrs Height with a special day of recognition.
Mrs Height was a proud member of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority.