Menendez Mourns Loss Of Civil Rights Leader Dorothy Height

Menendez Mourns Loss Of Civil Rights Leader Dorothy Height

Washington - U.S. Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) today released the following statement on the loss of Dorothy Height, the civil rights leader and longtime president of the National Council of Negro Women:

"The life's work of Dorothy Height showed us how a single principled and courageous woman can help change a nation and touch millions of lives. Ms. Height's leadership paved the way for an African American to reside in the White House, a Latino son of immigrants to represent New Jersey in the U.S. Senate and, certainly, for brilliant Jewish and Latina women to preside in the U.S. Supreme Court. Most importantly, she improved the daily lives of millions of Americans, helping to bring our nation out from the shadow of segregation, to a place where we are closer to true racial and ethnic equality. My thoughts and prayers are with her family and loved ones as our nation mourns her passing."

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