The Postal Service will release a stamp Oct. 13 to celebrate the National Museum of African American History and Culture.
The museum — which opened in Washington, DC, last year — is part of the Smithsonian Institution and the only national museum devoted exclusively to African-American life, art, history and culture.
“It [is] a place for healing and reconciliation, a place where everyone can explore the story of America through the lens of the African-American experience,” said Lonnie Bunch, the museum’s founding director.
Exhibits highlight the outstanding contributions African-Americans have made to American history, as well as the cultural bond between African-Americans and the larger black experience around the world.
The museum contains almost 40,000 artifacts, including art, photographs, films, documents, data, books, manuscripts and audio recordings.
The five-floor museum’s distinctive architectural design resembles the top of a Yoruban column and is meant to convey faith, resilience and hope.
The stamp, called Celebrating African American History and Culture, will be dedicated at the museum.