Dr. Height remains hospitalized

WASHINGTON – Civil Rights icon Dr. Dorothy Height remains hospitalized after experiencing shortness of breath March 18.

WASHINGTON – Civil Rights icon Dr. Dorothy Height remains hospitalized after experiencing shortness of breath March 18.

Christine Tony, her administrative assistant, who was with Dr. Height when she took ill, says the 98-year-old had suffered from a lung ailment for some time.

“As of 11:30 a.m. Monday, April 5, Dr. Dorothy Height, chairman emeritus of the National Council of Negro Women, remained in serious but stable condition in Howard University Hospital in Washington, D.C.,” said a statement released from Howard University Hospital on Monday.

Tony told the NNPA News Service that doctors had begun severely limiting her visitors to close associates April 1. She said Dr. Height needed rest and added that she appreciated all of the prayers that were going forth.

In civil rights history and contributions, Dr. Height is ranked alongside the "big six" of the civil rights movement: A. Philip Randolph, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Whitney Young, Roy Wilkins, James Farmer, and now U. S. Rep. John Lewis. NNPA

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