Special Dedication of Emancipation Proclamation Stamp Coming in February

EmancipationProc-Forever-single-v5The Emancipation Proclamation stamp will be dedicated at a special ceremony to be held during the Annual Black History Month Luncheon sponsored by the Association for the Study of African American Life and History. The luncheon will be held Saturday, February 23, at 12:30 p.m. at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, D.C. Please note, this is a ticketed event.

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The Postal Service™ is proud of its role in portraying the American experience to a world audience through the issuance of postage stamps and postal stationery. Each year the Postal Service issues commemorative stamps reflecting subjects of national significance and appeal. More than 160 years of stamp development has yielded an incredible archive of imagery and commentary reflecting American culture and society. Even in this fast-changing world, stamps are still a versatile and convenient method of postage. And stamp collecting is a lifetime hobby that is fun and educational for all ages. Stamp collecting is easy to start without a big investment. It is also a great way to learn about the world and its many wonders, opening the door to an exciting universe of history, science, geography, the arts, technology, and sports. Our mission is to provide universal service that is prompt, reliable, efficient, affordable, and self-sustaining. Throughout its history the Postal Service has grown with the nation, binding it together by ensuring that everyone, everywhere, has the same ability to communicate regardless of technological change.