Making history

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Celebrating African American History and Culture, a stamp honoring the only national museum devoted exclusively to the African-American experience, was dedicated Oct. 13.

The stamp showcases the National Museum of African American History and Culture, which opened last year in Washington, DC.

“The National Museum of African American History and Culture is an American treasure that serves as a repository for the history of suffering, struggle and triumph of African-Americans,” said DPMG Ronald Stroman, who led the dedication ceremony.

Other speakers included Lonnie Bunch III, the museum’s founding director; David Rubenstein, the Smithsonian Institution Board of Regents chair; and Washington Postmaster Gerald Roane.

“I am humbled that the museum was chosen for this special stamp,” Bunch said. “It is fitting that the image on the stamp is the building itself, as this building, by its very design, stands as tribute to the African-American experience.”

The museum, part of the Smithsonian Institution, contains almost 40,000 artifacts, photographs, films, documents, books and audio recordings.

The 20-stamp pane features a photograph of the northwest corner of the museum.

The stamps are available at and Post Offices nationwide. The Oct. 13 news release has more information.