City Councilwoman Ellen F. Robertson, 6th District, left, presents President Connie Cuffee and members of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority’s Richmond Alumnae Chapter with a certificate of recognition honoring Ms. Height at Monday night’s City Council meeting.
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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.”