CIVIL RIGHTS STAMP SERIES COMMEMORATES HISTORIC ACTS OF FREEDOM, COURAGE, EQUALITY
Today, the U.S. POSTAL SERVICE commemorates the 150TH ANNIVERSARY of the EMANCIPATION PROCLAMATION, which PRESIDENT ABRAHAM LINCOLN signed on Jan. 1, 1863. To commemorate this milestone, the Postal Service introduced a limited-edition FOREVER STAMP today at THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES in Washington, D.C., which houses the historic document.
The EMANCIPATION PROCLAMATION FOREVER STAMP goes on sale tomorrow at Post Offices nationwide, and can be purchased online at www.usps.com/stamps or by phone at 800-Stamp24 (800-782-6724). Following today’s stamp dedication, Dr. Bernice Johnson Reagon, musician, song talker and scholar, performed a dramatic reading of the Emancipation Proclamation. The original document was on display at The National Archives for a limited viewing. Continue reading