Senate Majority Passes Resolution Honoring the Life of Dr. Dorothy I. Height

Ruth Hassell-Thompson

April 28, 2010

(Albany NY) On April 27, 2010, the Senate Democratic Majority passed a resolution, sponsored by Senator Ruth Hassell-Thompson (D-Mt. Vernon), honoring the life of Dr. Dorothy I. Height, a leader of the African American and women’s civil rights movements. 

“Armed with a humanistic spirit, imbued with a sense of compassion, and comforted by a loving family, Dorothy I. Height leaves behind a legacy which will long endure the passage of time,”  Senator Ruth Hassell-Thompson (D-Mt. Vernon) said.  “This very spirit will remain as a comforting memory to all she served and befriended.   Dr. Height broke barriers and opened the door for women, like myself, to confidently pursue-and attain-their dreams.  Her efforts will never be forgotten.”