The 40th stamp in the Black Heritage series will honor Dorothy Height (1912-2010), one of the most influential civil rights leaders of the 20th century.
The Postal Service has announced more subjects that will be featured on stamps next year.
The new stamps include:
Dorothy Height, the 40th stamp in the Black Heritage series
Nebraska Statehood, celebrating the Cornhusker State’s 150th anniversary
Mississippi Statehood, celebrating the Magnolia State’s 200th anniversary
Celebration Boutonniere, a stamp that can be used on wedding RSVPs, party invitations, thank-you notes, announcements and other correspondence
Celebration Corsage, a 2-ounce stamp
Robert Panara, the 16th stamp in the Distinguished Americans series
Have A Ball!, featuring illustrations of eight different sports balls
Andrew Wyeth, a pane of 12 stamps honoring the painter
Henry David Thoreau, honoring the famed writer
Protect Pollinators, five stamps that pay tribute to monarch butterflies and western honeybees
“The Snowy Day” booklet, showcasing Ezra Jack Keats’ classic children’s book
Christmas Carols booklet, celebrating four stamps that honor the holiday jingles “Jingle Bells,” “Deck the Halls, “Silent Night” and “Jolly Old Saint Nicholas”
“2017 will be an exciting year for the Postal Service’s stamp program,” said Stamp Services Executive Director Mary-Anne Penner. “This amazing collection of stamps features beautiful art, distinguished Americans and historic events.”