Hundreds of members of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority filled First Baptist Church of South Richmond for Sunday’s dedication ceremony for the historical markers honoring Richmond native Dorothy I. Height, 10th national president of the sorority.
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The unveiling of a new historical marker saluting late Richmond native Dorothy I. Height for her role as a national civil rights leader was a gala affair. Sunday’s event drew a big crowd to the ceremony at First Baptist Church of South Richmond on Decatur Street that included several of Ms. Height’s relatives, Mayor Levar M. Stoney, Lt. Gov. Justin E. Fairfax, Gov. Ralph S. Northam and other officials and admirers of the woman former President Obama called the “godmother of the Civil Rights Movement.”