Release of African American History
and Culture Stamp Postponed

Celebrating African American History and Culture
Celebrating African American History and Culture

The Postal Service has postponed the release of its Celebrating African American History and Culture stamp to sometime later this year, a spokesman said today.

No reason was given for the postponement of the release of the forever stamp, which originally was to be issued September 24. In an e-mail to philatelic media, Roy Betts did note the stamp will be issued “later this year.”

This stamp recognizes the richness of the black experience by celebrating the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African American History and Culture on a 5-acre site on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. The stamp’s original release date coincided with the first anniversary of the museum’s formal opening.

The stamp, designed by art director and typographer Antonio Alcalà, features an existing photo of the museum’s front taken by Alan Karchmer.