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MOREHOUSE COLLEGE HONORS Dr. Dorothy Irene Height With Portrait Unveiling and Scholarship Fund BY ASHLEY CHANEY Mhave been the 100th tributions from Delta chap-ed to contribute a minimumof $100 to the fund. All con-orehouse Collegemarked what would birthday of the late Dr. Doro- ters will be listed in a giving thy Irene Height, “Godmother” circle in honor of National of the Civil Rights Movement President Butler-McIntyre. and 10th National President “Dr. Heights portrait of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, hangs in the college’s In- Inc., with the unveiling of an ternational Hall of Honor, oil portrait during a special which houses more than Crown Forum on March 22, 160…and Dr. Martin Luther 2012. The event was held in King Jr. ‘48” the college’s Martin Luther Following the Crown Fo- King Jr. International Chapel. rum, a special Hats Salute National President Cynthia M. Luncheon was held in Dr. A. Butler-McIntyre gave the Height’s honor which cel- keynote address. National President Cynthia M. A. Butler-McIntyre presents the key- ebrated her life, her legacy Dr. Height, who passed note address during Morehouse College’s Dr. Dorothy Irene Height of service and her renowned away in April 2010, has a well- Portrait Unveiling and Crown Forum. PHOTO BY PHILIP MCCOLLUM CONTINED ON PAGE 108 documented history of lead- ership on major policy-mak- ing bodies affecting women, families, and children, as well as social welfare, economic development, and civil and human rights. She served as National President of Delta Sigma Theta Soror- ity, Inc. from 1946 to 1957. “When we look at her life and her legacy of service, there is something that each and every one of us can learn,” said Soror Butler-McIntyre. “Perhaps one of the most important lessons being to never take no for an answer…Those who knew Dr. Height can attest to the fact that telling her no when she called with an assign- ment or a request, was simply not an option.” As part of the celebration, More- house College has established the Past and present leaders of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. pictured with the portrait Dorothy I. Height Scholarship Fund, of Dr. Dorothy Irene Height, 10th National President of the Sorority, which now hangs in which will benefi Morehouse Colleges’ International Hall of Honor. PICTURED (LEFT TO RIGHT): 21st National t students at the College. Chapters of Delta Sigma President Gwendolyn E. Boyd, National President Cynthia M. A. Butler-McIntyre and 17th Theta Sorority, Inc. have been invit- National President Mona Humphries Bailey. PHOTO BY PHILIP MCCOLLUM 63 ▲ JOURNAL Summer 2012


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