The United States Postal Service honored the "godmother of civil rights" with a commemorative Forever Stamp.

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Roland Martin and NewsOne Now preview the commemoration of the Million Man March and the Justice or Else rally in Washington D.C.

WASHINGTON D.C. Black sorority, Delta Sigma Theta has celebrated its 98th Founder’s Day. Delta Sigma Theta was founded in 1913 at Howard University by 22 female students. Delta Sigma Theta has a history of political activism dating since the women’s suffrage movement when they marched in the 1918 Women Suffrage March in Washington D.C. The […]

“Big Sister Dorothy Irene Height, 1947-1956,” I shouted in unison with my line sisters. That was how I first learned her name. As an 18-year old sophomore at Lincoln University pledging Delta in 1985, I had to recite, quickly and convincingly, the names of our founders and past national presidents.

The late Dorothy Height was a giant, an absolute beast in the world of civil rights.  By saying she was a “beast,” I am giving you my raw perception of the depth of her impact and the power of her presence in the African American community.  

From Fox News Channel was the only cable news channel not to carry the funeral service for Dr. Dorothy Height Thursday morning, at which President Obama, Cabinet members, congressional and civil rights leaders were in evidence.

WASHINGTON — Recognizing his debt to her quiet perseverance, an emotional President Barack Obama eulogized Dorothy Height as a humble champion of civil rights who deserved a seat of honor in American history.

From Organizations led by civil rights leaders Dorothy Height and Benjamin Hooks, who both died this month, were in the forefront of the fight for equal rights, but they are now struggling to stay relevant. And nowhere is that fight more evident than in the group founded by Martin Luther King Jr.: the Southern […]

Last Tuesday, we lost an American hero, Dr. Dorothy Height, who passed at the age of 98, this extraordinary woman, who was equally at home with the least of us and the greatest, befriended and respected by White House residents from First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt to President Barack Obama and all the presidents in between. […]

From About.Com: Dorothy Height made many strides for women and African Americans. Dorothy started out as a teacher at a community center in Brooklyn, New York where she became active in the United Christian Youth Movement. In 1938 she was chosen by Eleanor Roosevelt to help plan a World Youth Conference, where she met Mary […]

You can watch live video of the Dorothy Height’s memorial service, including the eulogy delivered by President Barack Obama, below. – NewsOne Staff Visit for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy From Washington (CNN) — President Obama will deliver the eulogy Thursday at the funeral of civil rights leader Dorothy […]

From the Washington Post: Funeral services for civil rights matriarch Dorothy I. Height have been scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday at Washington National Cathedral, according to the National Council of Negro Women, which Height directed for 40 years.