Advisory: First-Day-of-Issue dedication ceremony for the “Celebrating African American History and Culture” Forever stamp

Media only: 

Lindsey Koren   
202-633-4052
korenl@si.edu

Jermaine House  
202-633-9495
housej@si.edu

What: 

First-Day-of-Issue dedication ceremony for the “Celebrating African American History and Culture” Forever stamp

Date: 

Friday, October 13, 2017 – 8:30am

When: 

Friday, Oct. 13   
8:30 a.m.  
Doors open at 7:30 a.m.

The U.S. Postal Service will post a video of the event at facebook.com/USPS.

Where: 

Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture
1400 Constitution Ave. N.W.
Note: Enter the museum through the 14th Street and Madison Drive entrance.

RSVP: 

All media who wish to attend must RSVP at www.usps.com/nmaahc. The Postal Service will email a confirmation with more instructions. This event is standing room only. 

The U.S. Postal Service will issue the “Celebrating African American History and Culture” commemorative Forever stamp during a dedication ceremony at the National Museum of African American History and Culture.

The stamp art is based on a photograph by Alan Karchmer. Text in the upper left corner of the stamp reads “National Museum of African American History and Culture.” Art director Antonio Alcalá designed the stamp.

The ceremony will be conducted by U.S. Postmaster Gerald Roane, and it will include a presentation of colors by the U.S. Postal Service Inspection Service Honor Guard and a singing of the national anthem. Remarks will be given by Lonnie G. Bunch III, Ronald A. Stroman and David M. Rubenstein.

This stamp will be on sale at the ceremony and available nationwide Friday, Oct. 13. Attendees can post on Twitter and Instagram using #NMAAHC and #APeoplesJourney.

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SI-576-2017

Source

[Category: Society and Culture]