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Home Local Maryland Government Announcement Originally published April 20, 2010

STATEMENT FROM LT. GOVERNOR ANTHONY G. BROWN ON PASSING OF CIVIL RIGHTS LEADER DOROTHY HEIGHT



ANNAPOLIS, Md. (April 20, 2010) – Lt. Governor Brown issued the following statement today on the passing of Civil Rights leader Dorothy Height:

“Americans mourn the passing of Dorothy Height today. She has left our world, but her legacy lives on. While we are all the beneficiaries of her good work, she gave a special voice to the oppressed and fought for their inclusion. By opening doors for her own education, she opened them for African Americans and women across the nation. She lived her life by carrying the example set in her own words. It was a life of ‘quiet dignity and a kind sense of caring and a feeling of joint responsibility.’ Ms. Height will be missed dearly, but her dedication to equality and inclusion will not be forgotten.”