The Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture is being celebrated with a Forever stamp issued by the USPS.
Najja Parker, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
The National Museum of African American History and Culture will soon celebrate its one-year anniversary, and the organization is commemorating the occasion with a “forever” stamp issued by the U.S. Postal Service.
“Black history is inseparable from American history, and the black experience represents a profound and unique strand of the American story,” the USPS said in a statement. “This stamp issuance recognizes the richness of that experience by celebrating the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C.”
These include historical items such as Nat Turner's Bible and a shawl worn by Harriett Tubman, as well as documents, photography and other materials. It also contains some items -- such photographs of lynchings -- that show the violence endured by African-Americans.
The museum also celebrates popular culture with items such as the reconstructed set from “The Oprah Winfrey Show.”
The public had been invited to attend the dedication ceremony for the Celebrating African-American History and Culture Forever stamp, but, much like the museum itself, it has reached capacity. The ceremony can be watched live on the USPS Facebook page Friday at 8:30 a.m. ET.