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Black Heritage Stamp unveiling to highlight gospel concert

Dorothy Height Black Heritage Stamp unveiling to highlight Black History Month gospel concert at St. John’s United Methodist Church in LA LOS ANGELES (MNS) — A special Black Heritage Stamp unveiling which commemorates civil rights icon

Dorothy Height Black Heritage Stamp unveiling to highlight Black History Month gospel concert at St. John’s United Methodist Church in LA

LOS ANGELES (MNS) — A special Black Heritage Stamp unveiling which commemorates civil rights icon Dorothy Height, will highlight the annual Black History Month gospel concert at St. John’s United Methodist Church, featuring the Dozier Singers Family and Friends, Sunday, Feb. 26, at 4 p.m.

The church is located at 1715 Santa Ana Blvd., North in Los Angeles.

Height is the 40th honoree in the commemorative U.S. Postal Service Black Heritage Stamp Series for her enduring crusade dedicated Dorothy Height (1912–2010) to fighting for racial and gender equality.

Although rarely gaining the recognition granted her male contemporaries, Height became one of the most influential civil rights leaders of the 20th century. She died in 2010.

Height was an architect of the August 1963 March on Washington, where she shared the stage with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., when he gave his famous “I Have a Dream” speech.

In addition to numerous honorary degrees, she received the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Congressional Gold Medal. In 2009, she was President Barack Obama’s guest during his swearing-in ceremony as the 44th president of the United States. In 2010, the U. S. Postal Service facility on Massachusetts Avenue in Northeast Washington, D.C., was named in her honor.

The first day of issue of the stamp was Feb. 1, 2017 in Washington, D.C.

For more information call Larry Dozier at (310) 365-1331 or (323) 564-5638.

 

 

 

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