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Jan. 23, 2018
 
HCC to host 2018 Black History Month Stamp Dedication
 
WELDON, N.C. – Halifax Community College (HCC) will host a stamp dedication in conjunction with the U.S. Postal Service® as part of Black History Month festivities, Tuesday, Feb. 6. The event is free and open to the public and will begin at 11 a.m. in The Dr. Ervin V. Griffin, Sr. Centre.

Stamp to be honored is of Lena Horne.

The 41st stamp issue in the Black Heritage series honors the achievements of legendary performer and civil rights activist Lena Horne (1917–2010). The stamp art features a photograph taken by Christian Steiner in the 1980s. Kristen Monthei colorized the black-and-white photograph. Remembered as one of America‘s great interpreters of popular songs, Horne was also a trailblazer in Hollywood for women of color. She used her personal elegance, charisma, and fame to become an important spokesperson for civil rights. Art director Ethel Kessler designed the stamp.

The HCC Black History Month Celebration will continue on Thursday, Feb. 15, with a Salute to our Local African American Heroes and the Inaugural Community Bridge Builders award presentation, 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 252-538-4320 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