HCC to host stamp dedication

Special to The Daily Herald


WELDON — Halifax Community College will host a stamp dedication on Thursday in conjunction with the U.S. Postal Service® as part of Black History Month festivities. The event is free and open to the public and will begin at 11 a.m. in The Centre. A reception will follow.

Stamp to be honored is of Dorothy Height.

The 40th stamp in the Black Heritage series honors Dorothy Height (1912-2010), the tireless activist who dedicated her life to fighting for racial and gender equality.

Although she rarely gained the recognition granted her male contemporaries, she became one of the most influential civil rights leaders of the 20th century. The stamp features artist Thomas Blackshear II’s gouache and acrylics on board portrait of Height. The painting is based on a 2009 photograph shot by Lateef Mangum. Art director Derry Noyes designed the stamp.

The HCC Black History Month Celebration will continue at 11 a.m. Feb. 21, with a Salute to our African American Heroes. The public is invited to attend this event free of charge.

The schedule of events can be found at www.halifaxcc.edu/Calendar, call 252-536-7234 or 252-536-7239 for details.

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