The Emancipation Proclamation stamp is the latest stamp to be issued by the U.S. Postal Service in tribute to civil rights events or leaders. In 2009, we released stamps featuring 12 civil rights pioneers including Mary Church Terrell and Mary White Ovington, and every year we commemorate notable leaders and cultural milestones through other stamp collections such as the Black Heritage series and the American Treasures series.
Do you see those three Emancipation Proclamation stamp lapel pins in the collage above (bottom left)? We’re giving away all three of them. For your chance to win one of the pins, all you have to do is answer the following question correctly:
On August 16, 1963, USPS issued a stamp commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation. Who designed the stamp?
Send your answer, along with your name and mailing address, to uspsstamps [at] gmail [dot] com. Three winners will be selected at random. The deadline for entries is 3 a.m. EST Thursday, January 3, 2013. Good luck!