Women’s Rights Activist Dorothy Height Honored With 2017 Black Heritage Forever Stamp

Dorothy Height

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Get ready for more Black excellence, folks!

Women’s rights icon Dorothy Height will be featured on the 40th stamp in the US Postal Service’s Black Heritage series in 2017.

A peer of Shirley Chisholm, Height fought against the racial and gender inequalities suffocating minorities and women in the 1940s, 50s and 60s.

“2017 will be an exciting year for the Postal Service’s stamp program,” said Mary-Anne Penner, US Postal Service Director, Stamp Services. “This amazing collection of stamps features beautiful art, distinguished Americans and historic events.”

According to the organization, Height rarely received the recognition she deserved for her years of tireless service as an activist. She served as the president of the National Council of Negro Women for 40 years.