Commemorative Stamps Honor Civil Rights Movement


To Form A More Perfect Union. Ten important milestones of the civil rights movement are recognized on this stamp pane—Executive Order 9981, Brown v. Board of Education, Montgomery Bus Boycott, Little Rock Nine, Lunch Counter Sit-Ins, Freedom Riders, March on Washington, Civil Rights Act of 1964, Selma March and the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

“The Postal Service is proud to add the “To Form A More Perfect Union” commemorative stamps to our 2005 stamp program, a program that celebrates the people, events and history of our nation,” said John E. Potter, Postmaster General and Chief Executive Officer. “These stamps trace the history of our nation’s Civil Rights Movement through vivid illustrations of key events, people and decisions that changed the course of this nation.”

The stamps are now available nationwide at Post Offices and Philatelic Centers.

Via PRNewswire

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