by TV One Staff
November 29, 2016
For those of us that still use the postal system regularly (Do people still write letters??), here is some news you can be proud of.
The US Postal Service is taking the initiative to honor some important historical figures of color as a part of their Black Heritage Stamp series. Next in line for recognition is civil rights and women’s rights activist, Dorothy Height.
Have you heard? Civil rights icon, #DorothyHeight, is set to be honored with a U.S. Postage Stamp! #blackexcellence #becauseofthemwecan pic.twitter.com/09pcg6Vn77
— #becauseofthemwecan (@Becauseofthem) November 29, 2016
The recognition is well deserved! Not only is Height applauded for her activism, but also for 40 years of service as the president of the National Council of Negro Women as well as being the 10th National President of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
The honorary stamp, set to be released in 2017, will feature Thomas Blackshear‘s painting of a portrait of Height, originally taken by Lateef Mangum.
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