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Feb. 9, 2017
 
HCC Hosts 10th Annual Stamp Dedication
 
WELDON, N.C. – Halifax Community College (HCC) hosted the 10th annual Stamp Dedication ceremony on February 9.

More than 200 people attended the unveiling of the Dorothy Height commemorative stamp. Several local leaders participated, including Kimberley Bryan, a Town of Weldon Commissioner, Christopher Vincent, the Officer in Charge of the Weldon Post Office, Carlotta Banks from the district office of the USPS in Greensboro, and Dr. Felicia Whitaker, the president of the Enfield-Roanoke Valley Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority.

After the unveiling of the stamp, a video was played featuring each stamp included in the Black Heritage Stamp Collection. Started in 1978, the collection includes such notable names as Harriet Tubman, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Jackie Robinson, Thurgood Marshall, Langston Hughes, and Ella Fitzgerald.

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 IIís 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 on Tuesday, February 21, with a Salute to our African American Heroes, which will begin at 11 a.m. The public is invited to attend this event free of charge. The schedule of events can be found at http://www.halifaxcc.edu/Calendar/ or call 252-536-7234 or 252-536-7239 for details.
 
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Halifax Community College strives to meet the diverse needs of our community by providing high-quality, accessible and affordable education and services for a rapidly changing and globally competitive marketplace.
 
Media Contact: Molly Wallace, Director of Public Relations & Marketing, mwallace786@halifaxcc.edu, 252-538-4319