Civil Rights activist Dorothy Height is in very serious condition

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Civil Rights activist Dorothy Height, 98, is in “very serious, but stable condition,” her friend and spokeswoman said yesterday.

Rumors had flared up on the internet that Height had died. It was reported on the social site, Twitter where it became a trending topic. It also briefly showed up on her Wikipedia page.


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Height was admitted to Howard University Hospital earlier this week, and remains hospitalized. Further details on her condition are not available at this time.

Her friend and former secretary of labor under President Bill Clinton, Alexis Herman said:

“We are grateful for the professional care of her doctors,” Herman said in a written statement. “We especially thank everyone for your thoughts, prayers and support during this challenging time.”

Height turned 98 on Wednesday is the chair and president emerita of National Council of Negro Women. She worked alongside civil rights pioneers which included the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., future U.S. Rep. John Lewis and A. Phillip Randolph in the 1960′s.

She recently met with President Obama at the White House for a summit on race and the economy.

She is a true leader and worked to make changes happen. I hope she pulls through and is ok.

For more info: CNN

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