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A special message from
Ms. Ingrid Saunders Jones, National Chair
On Sunday, March 24th we commemorated the 101st birthday of Dr. Dorothy I. Height, President Emerita of the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW). An amazing civil, gender and human rights activist, Dr. Height left an indelible mark on so many and so much. Her place in the annals of history—for the YWCA, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and the National Council of Negro Women – is secure, as is her role in the Civil Rights Movement.
It is true that a picture is worth a thousand words. Look at the photo of the young preacher from Atlanta—Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.—on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial delivering what is still regarded as one of the best speeches in modern American history. Yes, that picture is priceless. Standing there in the frame too is Dorothy Height. And, now as we stand on the eve of the 50th anniversary of the historic March on Washington, we now understand and accept that she was a part of something so much larger than that moment. She helped to lead a Movement that continues to inspire people around the world who are actively engaged in the struggles for equality, justice and freedom.
I cannot help but conclude that Dr. Height’s impact as a leader is great and still growing. That is why we pause to commemorate her 101stbirthday on Sunday, March 24. It is also why we are sharing “HER Story” with the hope that you will share it with someone who may not know about Dorothy I. Height and her extraordinary contributions to this nation and to our lives. I am who I am, in part, because I met, knew and worked with Dr. Height.
Let’s remember her intellect, grace, love of music and dancing, willingness to engage in the smallest details of our lives and generosity. But, let’s do more than just remember Dr. Height. Let’s make Sunday, March 24th really count. Make a positive impact on at least one person’s life! If every member of NCNW will commit to a making an impact on Sunday, imagine what we can do in a day! I hope that you will join me.
Write to me at email@example.com to share your March 24thimpact moment!
Ingrid Saunders Jones, National Chair, NCNW
"Black Family Unity Day" Tool Kit
The launch of NCNW's Celebrating Black Family Unity Initiative is generously
sponsored by The Coca-Cola Company.