It's Women's History Month and need your help, as a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated®, I would like to share an issue with you that we would greatly appreciate your support on.
The US Postmaster General is considering putting a great American, Ethel Hedgeman Lyle (1887- 1950) on a United States Postal Service (USPS) commemorative stamp.
Ethel Hedgeman Lyle founded Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated®, the first Greek-letter sorority for African-American women in 1908, laying the foundation for the global Women’s organization movement which millions of women around the world participate in today.
We believe, Ethel Hedgeman Lyle deserves a stamp. She was a brave change agent who raised her voice at a time when doing so was unwelcome for women, especially African American women. She was also a true pioneer and a woman of deep faith and a bold visionary who pushed against America’s segregated culture and brought about a powerful change for her community, students and for women of color everywhere.
A commemorative postage stamp featuring Ethel Hedgeman Lyle is a fitting way to recognize the importance of her vision and to celebrate her trailblazing spirit, leadership, devotion to education, and service to others.
I urge you to send a letter of support to US Postmaster General Megan J. Brennan right away and help us educate and share this amazing story with other citizens.