*President Barack Obama will give the eulogy Thursday at the funeral of civil rights leader Dorothy Height, White House spokesman Josh Earnest announced Tuesday.
Height’s funeral service is scheduled for 10 a.m. ET tomorrow at Washington National Cathedral.
On Tuesday, hundreds of people lined three city blocks to pay respects at her viewing at the National Council of Negro Women, an organization that she served as national president for 41 years.
As previously reported, Obama also ordered flags on public buildings to be flown at half-staff Thursday, “as a mark of respect for the memory” of Height, who died last week at the age of 98.
Below is the president’s full proclamation:
As a mark of respect for the memory of Dorothy Height, I hereby order, by the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, that, on the day of her interment, the flag of the United States shall be flown at half-staff at the White House and upon all public buildings and grounds, at all military posts and naval stations, and on all naval vessels of the Federal Government in the District of Columbia and throughout the United States and its Territories and possessions until sunset on such day.
I further direct that the flag shall be flown at half-staff for the same period at all United States embassies, legations, consular offices, and other facilities abroad, including all military facilities and naval vessels and stations.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-sixth day of April, in the year of our Lord two thousand ten, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-fourth.