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H.Res. 55 (ih) Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that there should be established a day of celebration in honor of Dr. Dorothy Irene Height. [Introduced in House] ...
H. Res. 55
In the House of Representatives, U.S.,
February 27, 2001.
Whereas, for nearly half a century, Dr. Dorothy Irene Height has been a leader
in the struggle for equality and human rights;
Whereas Dr. Height founded the Center for Racial Justice, served as President of
the National Council of Negro Women and the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority,
Incorporated, and held several leadership positions with the Young
Women's Christian Association of America;
Whereas, under the leadership of Dr. Height, the National Council of Negro Women
achieved tax-exempt status, developed model programs on topics ranging
from teenage parenting to eradicating hunger, and established the
Bethune Museum and Archives for Black Women, the first institution
devoted to the history of black women;
Whereas Dr. Height conceived of and organized the Black Family Reunion
Celebration, which is now in its eleventh year and has had 14,000,000
Whereas Dr. Height has worked with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Roy Wilkins,
Whitney Young, A. Phillip Randolph, and others to prevent lynching,
desegregate the Armed Forces, reform the criminal justice system, and
provide equal access to public accommodations;
Whereas Dr. Height has served as a participant at conferences hosted by the
United Nations and the President of the United States;
Whereas the distinguished service and contributions of Dr. Height to making the
world more just and humane have earned her more than 50 awards and
honors from local, State, and national organizations, and from the
Federal Government, including the Spingarn Medal from the National
Association for the Advancement of Colored People, the Presidential
Medal of Freedom from President Clinton, and induction into the National
Women's Hall of Fame;
Whereas Dr. Height has received more than 24 honorary degrees from educational
institutions worldwide; and
Whereas the life of Dr. Height exemplifies a passionate commitment to the
realization of a just society and a vision of a better world: Now,
therefore, be it
Resolved, That the House of Representatives--
(1) recognizes Dr. Dorothy Irene Height as a valiant advocate and
crusader for human rights; and
(2) acknowledges the more than 6 decades of distinguished leadership
and service of Dr. Dorothy Irene Height.
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