I’m on my way to DC to participate in events commemorating the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.
One of the highlights will be the unveiling of a limited-edition 1963 March on Washington stamp. The new Forever stamp will be the third in a trilogy of civil rights stamps.
For the first time, the U.S. Postal Service will unveil a stamp simultaneously online via Facebook and onsite at the Newseum. You can help digitally unveil the stamp artwork by adding your Facebook or Twitter profile to the March on Washington Stamp Mosaic. Each individual photo will unveil a small piece of the artwork, becoming a pixel in the virtual stamp mosaic. As more people contribute to the mosaic, more pieces of the stamp will be revealed. At the same time you will be taking a stand for equality.
At the first-day-of-issue ceremony, actress Gabrielle Union will submit her Facebook profile which will trigger the unveiling of the full stamp artwork.
The new Forever stamps are part of the Postal Service’s celebration of the civil rights movement:
The U.S. Postal Service is celebrating the best of America with several limited-edition stamps in 2013. This includes the Civil Rights set, which praises the honorable qualities of those involved in the Civil Rights Movement. This set recognizes the courage of Rosa Parks; freedom embodied in the Emancipation Proclamation; and equality marked by the March on Washington.
The complete Civil Rights Stamp Series can be pre-ordered at www.usps.com/stamps.
UPDATE: Check out the Forever 1963 March on Washington stamp.