Over the holiday weekend, the U.S. postal service announced that Dorothy Height will be honored as the 40th stamp in the Black Heritage Forever series.

Height was not only an activist but dedicated her life to fighting for African-American women. Height was the president of  National Council of Negro Women for forty years, and didn’t receive the praise most of the men who were part of the civil rights movement did, but that didn’t stop her from her work. Height also served as president of Delta Sigma Theta from 1947 to 1956.

Height is the 15th black woman to be a part of the stamp series, which goes on sale in January 2017.



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