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Museum of AA History Stamp to Be Released Oct. 13

10/2/2017, 10:30 a.m.

The National Museum of African American History and Culture will finally make its stamp debut next month after its issuance date was initially postponed by the U.S. Postal Services, reports Essence. The “Celebrating African American History and Culture Forever stamp” is part of the U.S .Postal Services Forever series and will go on sale Oct. 13 after a dedication ceremony at the actual museum. “Black history is inseparable from American history, and the Black experience represents a profound and unique strand of the American story,” a USPS statement said. “This stamp issuance recognizes the richness of that experience by celebrating the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, DC.” The stamp, designed by art director and typographer Antonio Alcalà, features an existing photo of the museum’s front taken by Alan Karchmer. Opened on Sept. 24, 2016, the National Museum of African American History and Culture is the only national museum devoted exclusively to African American life, art, history and culture. The museum’s massive collection, which includes art, artifacts, photographs, films, documents, data, books, manuscripts and audio recordings, pulls from all parts of the country, and areas of the world where African Americans have interacted with other Black experiences.