Detroit Post Office Holds Special Presentation of

Newest Edition to Black Heritage Stamp Series

February 13, 2018 @USPS
Lena Horne Forever stamp


The Detroit Post Office will hold a Special Presentation of the newest edition to the Black Heritage Series: Lena Horne Forever Stamp and the Celebrating African American History and Culture Forever Stamp. The presentation will be made to the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, to precede the Michigan Opera Theatre’s brand-new production of “I, Too, Sing America”, a lecture-recital performance highlighting the contributions of African Americans to classical music and sports.

The event is free and open to the public. Please share the news of the stamp using the hashtags #LenaHorneForever and #BlackHeritageStamps.


Thursday, February 15, 2018
Time: 7:00 P.M.


Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History
315 E. Warren Ave
Detroit, MI  48201


Derron Bray, Postmaster, Detroit USPS
Juanita Moore, President and CEO, Charles H. Wright Museum


The U.S. Postal Service celebrates the life and legacy of Lena Horne as the 41st honoree in the Black Heritage stamp series.
Ms. Lena Horne was a woman who used her platform as an entertainer to become one of America’s most public advocates for civil rights and gender equality.

More than any song she sang or character she portrayed, Lean Horne’s intellect, spirit and unrelenting pursuit of justice and fairness are what made her special.

In a career that spanned nearly 70 years, she existed and persisted, and along the way, she became a star, an advocate, a leader and a legend.

The Celebrating African American History and Culture Forever stamp was issued in September, 2017 as a special tribute to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture.

The Charles H. Wright Museum is a local treasure, as with the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, they both serve as a repository for the history of suffering, struggle and triumph of African Americans.

Both museums are also a place of celebration, with performances, outreach initiatives and educational workshops all serving as an ongoing invitation to the public to explore and enjoy African American history.

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