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The National Capital post office has been renamed to honor late civil rights activist Dorothy Height who passed away last year at the age of 98.  The post office becomes the first federal building in the District to be named for an African-American woman and comes during the celebration of Black History Month.  DC Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton, who introduced the bill to rename the post office, was joined at yesterday’s ceremony by Dr. Height’s family, civil rights leaders and DC Mayor Vincent Gray.  Norton says Dr. Height was a mentor for millions and noted her leadership on DC voting rights and equality for residents.  Norton say it is especially fitting that the name of an icon for social justice should adorn one of Washington’s most iconic buildings.

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