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Legislation #: 100345 Introduction Date: 4/22/2010
Type: Special Action Effective Date: 5/1/2010
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBER SANDERS BROOK AND COUNCILMEMBER CURLS
Title: Expressing sympathy on the death of Dr. Dorothy Irene Height.

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4/21/2010 Filed by the Clerk's office
4/22/2010 Adopted

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RESOLUTION NO. 100345

 

Expressing sympathy on the death of Dr. Dorothy Irene Height.

 

WHEREAS, the City of Kansas City, Missouri has learned of the passing of Dr. Dorothy Irene Height on April 20, 2010 in Washington, D.C. at Howard University Hospital; and

WHEREAS, Dr. Dorothy Irene Height was born on March 24, 1912 in Richmond, Virginia, and as an adult, became an important Civil Rights and social activist, educator, and administrator, and has been referred to as the “godmother” of the Civil Rights Movement by President Barack Obama; and

 

WHEREAS, Dr. Dorothy Irene Height was the leading female voice of the 1960s Civil Rights Movement and a participant in historic marches with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.; and

 

WHEREAS, throughout her life, Dr. Dorothy Irene Height served an invaluable role in securing African American and women’s civil rights and was involved in the National Council for the Protection of Human Subjects of Biomedical and Behavioral Research and numerous other national social committees and organizations; and

 

WHEREAS, Dr. Dorothy Irene Height has deservingly been recognized through many awards and honors including the Presidential Citizens Medal, inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame, Presidential Medal of Freedom, and the Congressional Gold Medal; and

 

WHEREAS, Dr. Dorothy Irene Height was a published author of a bestselling autobiography entitled “Open Wide the Freedom Gates;” and

 

WHEREAS, Dr. Dorothy Irene Height passed away at the age of 98 on April 20, 2010; NOW, THEREFORE

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

That the Mayor and Council hereby remember and honor Dr. Dorothy Irene Height for her many contributions and that the Mayor and Council take special note of her passing; and

 

BE IF FURTHER RESOLVED that this Resolution be spread upon the Minutes of the Council in testimony thereof and a copy hereof be presented to Black Archives of Mid-America, Inc. and the local chapter of Delta Sigma Theta, Sorority, Inc. in token of the sadness felt by the Mayor and Council on this occasion.

 

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