Community gathers to dedicate Dorothy Height Elementary School - - Jackson, MS

Community gathers to dedicate Dorothy Height Elementary School


Several Muscogee County School District leaders gathered on Saturday, Aug. 16, to dedicate the new Dorothy Height Elementary School.

The celebration began in the afternoon on Benning Dr.

MCSD Superintendent David Lewis was in attendance along with the school's new Principal Tammy Anderson. 

Lois Keith with the National Council of Negro Women, Inc. was personally mentored by Dorothy Height, and says she is excited to have a new building named in Height's honor.

"She caused me to excel beyond my wildest dreams, to do things and think outside of the box, to be in the trenches to work for women and children around the world, to make a difference in my community, in my church, in my home with children," said Keith.

Keith says she thinks it's great that young students will be able to learn about Dorothy Height and her achievements as a leader. 

The school officially opened on Thursday, Aug. 7, for the new school year. The MCSD unanimously voted on the name for the new school last September.

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