Norton Asks Postmaster General to Fix Misspelling on Door of Dorothy Height Post Office

May 5, 2020
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today sent a letter to Postmaster General Megan J. Brennan requesting a correction to stenciling on the door of the Dorothy Height Post Office in the District of Columbia that mistakenly reads “Dorothy Heights.”

Ms. Height, after whom the Post Office is named, is often referred to as the “Godmother of the Civil Rights Movement,” and Norton introduced the legislation that named the Post Office in honor of Ms. Height.

“I ask that you immediately correct this issue so that we can fully honor the legacy of this civil rights icon,” Norton said.

The full letter follows below:

 

 

May 5, 2020

 

Megan J. Brennan

Postmaster General

   and Chief Executive Officer

United States Postal Service

475 L’Enfant Plaza SW

Washington, DC 20260-3500

 

Dear Postmaster General Brennan:

I write because it has been brought to my attention that the Dorothy Height Post Office in the District of Columbia has Ms. Height’s name misspelled on the stenciling on the door, with an “s” at the end of her last name.  I ask that you immediately correct this issue so that we can fully honor the legacy of this civil rights icon.

As you may know, Ms. Height is often referred to as the “Godmother of the Civil Rights Movement.”  I introduced the legislation that honored Ms. Height with this post office naming.  I ask that you correct this error expeditiously and respond to this letter in writing within thirty days of the date of this letter.

 

Sincerely,

 

Eleanor Holmes Norton