Governor Rell: Gov. Rell: Flags to Half Staff on April 29 from Dawn to Dusk


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STATE OF CONNECTICUT
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M. Jodi Rell
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April 28, 2010
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Gov. Rell: Flags to Half Staff on April 29 from Dawn to Dusk

 

      Governor M. Jodi Rell has ordered U.S. and State of Connecticut flags lowered to half-staff from dawn to dusk on Thursday, April 29 at all public buildings in Connecticut in honor of the late civil rights leader Dorothy Height.  In a statement, President Barack Obama called Height “the godmother of the civil rights movement.” 

 

      The President’s proclamation is attached. (https://www.ct.gov/governorrell/lib/governorrell/2010height.prc.rel.pdf)

 

      Height began her activism in the 1930s, marched alongside Martin Luther King Jr. and led the National Council of Negro Women for 40 years.  Funeral services for Height will be held Thursday at Washington National Cathedral. 



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