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A new video tells the story of this year’s Black Heritage stamp honoree

Constance Baker Motley’s achievements during the Civil Rights Movement are recalled in a new video from the Postal Service.

Motley, the first African American woman to argue a case before the U.S. Supreme Court and the first to serve as a federal judge, is the subject of this year’s Black Heritage stamp.

The eight-minute video features Joel Motley, her son; Constance Royster, her niece; Tomiko Brown-Nagin, dean of the Harvard Radcliffe Institute; Sherrilyn Ifill, a former president and director-counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund; Charly Palmer, the stamp artist; and Anton G. Hajjar, a member of the USPS Board of Governors who spoke at the recent stamp dedication ceremony.