The U.S. Postal Service recently announced that Civil Rights activist Dorothy Height will appear on the 40th stamp in its Black Heritage Forever series.
Height, who passed away in 2010 at the age of 98, dedicated her life to fighting for the equality of black men and women as both an educator and an activist. During her lengthy career, she served as the president of the National Council of Negro Women, formed the African-American Women for Reproductive Freedom, and worked as consultant to several leaders, including President Dwight D. Eisenhower and Lyndon B. Johnson. Height advocated for the desegregation of schools and for more black women to be appointed to positions in government.
In 2009, Height appeared as an honored guest at the inauguration of President Barack Obama.
Dorothy Height is now the 15th African American woman to appear in the Black Heritage Forever series.