Two Iconic Women Honored On Stamps At WSSU

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- Two iconic women were honored on postage stamps at Winston-Salem State University Monday.

Shirley Chisholm and Althea Gibson are both being featured on Forever Stamps at post offices nationwide.

The event, held at WSSU, was part of the university's annual Women's History Month celebration, titled "Her Journey: Stories of Freedom."

Shirley Chisholm was the first African-American woman to serve in U.S. Congress in 1968. She was also the first African-American woman to run for the democratic nomination for president in 1972.

Althea Gibson helped integrate women's tennis and golf, first by becoming the first African-American to win Wimbledon and the U.S. Open. She won the two tournaments twice in the 1950's and then became the first African-American on the Ladies Professional Golf Association in the 1960's.


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