Civil Rights Activist Dorothy Height to Be Honored on 2017 U.S. Postage Stamp


Black History is America’s History. She is an American Heroine and an inspiration to all Black Women and girls worldwide. A true Leader.

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Dorothy Height U.S. postal stamp, 2017. Dorothy Height U.S. postal stamp, 2017. BLACK HERITAGE: DOROTHY HEIGHT STAMP IMAGE © 2016 UNITED STATES POSTAL SERVICE. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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The U.S. Postal Service just announced civil rights leader Dorothy Height will be honored as the 40th stamp in the Black Heritage Forever series. The painting of Height is based on based on a 2009 photograph shot by Lateef Mangum. Art director Derry Noyes designed the stamp.

Height was a tireless activist who dedicated her life to fighting for racial and gender equality. She lived a remarkable life that was in service to her community but African-American women in particular. Although she rarely gained the recognition granted her male contemporaries, she became one of the most influential civil rights leaders of the 20th century. She was the president of the National Council of Negro Women for forty years and was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom

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Net less in New York 


Greetings Blogging Community!

Once again I’m utilizing the Net access available at the Herkimer Laundromat. 

Still Netless in New York. However with my trusty WordPress app by my side I continue to blog on.

Thanks go out to the Herkimer Street Laundromat and New York City Transit subway stations that have WiFi capabilities. With their assistance I bumble along as a Web less Wonder. 

Strange Surreal Subway Stories 

One of the highlights of working the 4:30 pm – 12:30 am shift or for that matter any work schedule is an advanced course in people watching. I get an A++ in this class. 

While standing waiting for the L train subway about 1:45 am  I observed a guy eating Skippy Peanut butter out of a jar with his bare fingers and between licks drawing strange horned creatures on his sketch pad. I was able to watch while keeping a safe distance. 

Fortunately as NewYork is the City that Never Sleeps the subway trains are full of people at all hours. 

I will continue with more weird and wacky subway tales in future blog posts.