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Monday, March 24, 2014

Dorothy Height - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

"Godmother of the Civil-Rights Movement" 
Portrait in Powerful Change. 
Google Doodle Salutes Her Accordingly.

Eleanor Roosevelt receiving the Mary McLeod Bethune Human Rights Award
Dorothy Height,
president of the National Council of Negro Women

Dorothy Height - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: Dorothy Irene Height (March 24, 1912 – April 20, 2010) was an American administrator, educator, and a civil rights and women's rights activist specifically focused on the issues of African-American women, including unemployment, illiteracy, and voter awareness. She was the president of the National Council of Negro Women for forty years, and was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1994, and the Congressional Gold Medal in 2004.

Dorothy Height was born in Richmond, Virginia. During childhood, she moved with her family to Rankin, Pennsylvania, a steel town in the suburbs of Pittsburgh, where she graduated from Rankin High School in 1929. Height received a scholarship from the Elks which helped her to attend college. Height was admitted to Barnard College in 1929, but upon arrival, she was denied entrance because the school had an unwritten policy of admitting only two black students per year. She pursued studies instead at New York University, earning a degree in 1932, and a master's degree in educational psychology the following year. Height pursued further postgraduate work at Columbia University and the New York School of Social Work (the predecessor of the Columbia University School of Social Work).

Height started working as a caseworker with the New York City Welfare Department and, at the age of twenty-five, she began a career as a civil rights activist when she joined the National Council of Negro Women.  Height was named president of the National Council of Negro Women, a position she held until 1997.

During the height of the civil rights movement of the 1960s, Height organized "Wednesdays in Mississippi," which brought together black and white women from the North and South to create a dialogue of understanding.

American leaders regularly took her counsel, including First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, and Height also encouraged President Dwight D. Eisenhower to desegregate schools and President Lyndon B. Johnson to appoint African-American women to positions in government.

In 1990, Height, along with 15 other African Americans, formed the African-American Women for Reproductive Freedom.

Height was the chairperson of the Executive Committee of the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights, the largest civil rights organization in the USA. She was an honored guest at the inauguration of President Barack Obama on January 20, 2009, and was seated on the stage.

She attended the National Black Family Reunion, celebrated on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., every year until her death in 2010.


the beginning
 there was only one...

You and Jon thinking of going for another one?
~(Uncle Jim:  Methodist Fag)~

We decided to focus our attention on other priorities instead. 
In fact,
we actually stopped trying for this one(?)."
~(Dana Mitchell Devine-Rodriquez)~


Turning my attention away from niece sitting on my left to my other niece sitting diagonally to my right across the table from me, asked the same question.  My mother, big sister, her two daughters, and their three children had just arrived from Arkansas for a weekend long visit.  We were now eating out at a Mexican restaurant on a typical noisy Friday night. 


You and Riley got plans eventually for a third addition to your family?"
~(Uncle Jim:  Methodist Fag)~

~(Stephenie Lauren Devine-Fincher)~


"I'm not into politics."
~(Dana Mitchell Devine- Rodriguez)~

"Why not?  Politics is important."
~(Uncle Jim:  Methodist Fag)~

"Don't really know anything about it."
~(Dana Mitchell Devine- Rodriguez)~

"You have no good excuse for not knowing more about politcs.  Not with me as you Uncle."
~(Uncle Jim:  Methodist Fag)~


"Dana.  Know why I have the moniker of  'Suicide Jim' here in Atlanta?"
~(Uncle Jim:  Methodist Fag)~

"No.  Why?"
~(Dana Mitchell Devine-Rodriguez)~

"One date with me and you just want to kill yourself."
~(Uncle Jim:  Methodist Fag)~

~(Dana Mitchell Devine-Rodroguez/Rest of us laughing)~

Weird this afternoon, my family having already left back for Arkansas early this morning, finding another Google Doodle so strangely able spinning into a single(?)narrative along with facts from another totally  disastrous visit by family members who themselves are the ones insisting on coming here after many attempts previous visits asking, telling, requesting, insisting, SCREAMING, to just stay in Arkansas. Not one single thing happened, the whole weekend they were here, giving me any reasons/incentives for anything other than negative thoughts as I look to our future.

Well, actually this isn't true.  Months before arriving, already getting the impression this visit to included both my nieces was something they were having seconds thoughts and trying to get the two nieces out of their obligation to join mother and my sister this time.  Well my sister was the one who started it while our mother the one never on board with the idea (at least any conversations between just me and my mother since) of any other family members joining her and my sister here.

But once they made it sound certain my two nieces would be coming combined with the fact my sister initiated the idea, had no problem expressing disappointment, frustration, disbelief with any and all excuses coming over the phone from just our mother.  My two now grown up nieces were now unwittingly being tested; on trial having given up on my mother and sister capable/outright(?)refusing/willing/hearing/learning anything, absolutely nothing, from my life experiences.  

Supplemental Reading:

The outcome of this trial:
no reasons believing either one of my two nieces turning out any differently than my mother or sister.


Hey friend(?)small business owner,

(text sent having had a trigger set off by family again)

Family has left this morning; now shopping for more.  Rather get some from you, but will check with my other source later this afternoon if not heard from you.

  If never been to Georgia Aquariuum, should go at least once.  Landon, Cruz, and Lauren (innocent due to being children only but not the same as their existence justifiable in any way considered moral I'm certain a GOD would approve...unless a personal god... which just proves even more the idea of a god existing to begin with being a fucking joke) gave us many moments to laugh and smile at when all along from my perspective I was only going along with the change in topics of conversations when in their presence as apposed to any time alone with any(?)adults(s).

It is now a comfirmed fact, with me at least,  how this brain of women works:

Once 1/2 gets their man (fucked with children), the other 1/2 of brain stops working.  In other words,  children this day and age,  now becoming an even worse justification/drug than GOD as a way escaping reality;  the worship of personal Gods still continuing within the confines of churches having every second so scripted it's still nothing but living a lie.

Oh! And tell me if this doesn't sound weird?!

Although our church attendence Glenn Memorial United Methodist Church went well,
it was a

All about baptism.

As opposed to what I see on T.V. or at the movies,  Methodist baptisms I've witnessed growing up have always been mostly young kids.  As an adult now looking back,  this makes absolutely no sense at all.   These kids have never had their faith questioned/tested in any serious way at all;
any true understanding what awaits them as adults.

Just saving you the trouble asking how the visit with family went when surely not wanting to by now;  just being polite as we Southerners were raised to be.


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