(CNN) - President Obama will deliver the eulogy for civil rights leader Dorothy Height later this week, White House spokesman Josh Earnest said Tuesday.
The funeral will be held at the Washington National Cathedral at 10 a.m. ET on Thursday.
Height, a leading civil rights pioneer of the 1960s, died last Tuesday at age 98.
She had served as chair and president emerita of the National Council of Negro Women and worked alongside civil rights pioneers in the 1960s, including the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., future U.S. Rep. John Lewis and A. Philip Randolph. Height was on the platform when King delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech at the 1963 March on Washington.