An image of the John Lewis Forever Stamp. The Civil Rights veteran and Congressman was honored with a ceremony unveiling him as the USPS’ newest forever stamp.
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Civil Rights activist and Congressman John Lewis was revealed as the United States Postal Service’s newest “forever stamp” at an event at Morehouse College. Lewis, who died three years ago, was honored at a star-studded event featuring actress Alfre Woodard as the mistress of ceremony. Other guests included activist Lawrence Edward Carter Sr., John Lewis’s son John Miles-Lewis, Morehouse VP of external relations and alumni engagement Henry M. Goodgame Jr., President and CEO of the John and Lillie Miles-Lewis Foundation Linda Early Chastang, Chair of the Board of the John and Lillie Miles-Lewis Foundation Michael Collins, Senator Raphael Warnock, author and activist Peggy Wallace Kennedy, and former Atlanta mayors Bill Campbell and Shirley Franklin.
Collins recalled Lewis’ affinity for stamp collecting in a press release from the USPS: “As an avid collector, stamps were important to Congressman John Lewis who always made sure he purchased stamps on their first day of issue,” Collins said. “We are deeply grateful to the United States Postal Service for recognizing the congressman with this official Forever stamp, a testament to the indomitable spirit and unwavering commitment of a true American hero. The congressman was a treasured civil rights icon and a timeless advocate for justice, equality, and human rights.”
You can watch the full ceremony here
Source: Black Enterprise