Racial and gender equality were causes very close to her heart. She is being honored for a life spent fighting for the basic human rights. She is the latest to join the list of honored colored leaders to the likes of Ella Fitzgerald and Richard Allen.
Height’s contributions played a major role in pursuit of gender and racial parity. She is among the most influential civil rights activists in recent history that made possible the freedom and liberty women and people of color enjoy today.
In 98 years of her life she served the Executive Committee of the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights as the Chairperson. It is the largest organization that works for women’s civil rights in the country.
U.S Postal Service Director Mary Anne Penne delivered a statement to announce this news. She said, “2017 will be an exciting year for the Postal Service’s stamp program. This amazing collection of stamps features beautiful art, distinguished Americans and historic events.”
The postage stamp is illustrated from a picture of Dorothy Height taken in 2009 by photographer Lateef Magnum, a year before her death.