Stamp celebrates 150th anniversary of Emancipation Proclamation - WBOY.com: Clarksburg, Morgantown: News, Sports, Weather

Stamp celebrates 150th anniversary of Emancipation Proclamation

Posted: Updated:
  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Vintage Restaurant and Wine Bar Opens Its Doors To The Public

    Vintage Restaurant and Wine Bar Opens Its Doors To The Public

    Thursday, April 17 2014 12:08 AM EDT2014-04-17 04:08:19 GMT
    On Wednesday, people in Randolph County welcomed a new business to the community.  The Vintage Restaurant and Wine Bar is located on Randolph Avenue, in Elkins.  The menu offers new modern American food
    On Wednesday, people in Randolph County welcomed a new business to the community.  The Vintage Restaurant and Wine Bar is located on Randolph Avenue, in Elkins.  The menu offers new modern American food
  • WVU Public Relation Student's Help A Local Non-Profit

    WVU Public Relation Student's Help A Local Non-Profit

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 11:50 PM EDT2014-04-17 03:50:05 GMT
    The Nine students working on this project for their public relations campaigns course, have completely re-branded the non-profit, by creating a sufficient mission statement, new name, and social media
    The Nine students working on this project for their public relations campaigns course, have completely re-branded the non-profit, by creating a sufficient mission statement, new name, and social media
  • Morgantown Battles Underage and High Risk Drinking

    Morgantown Battles Underage and High Risk Drinking

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 11:47 PM EDT2014-04-17 03:47:11 GMT
    WVU and the City of Morgantown, paired up to host a discussion April 16 on underage and high risk drinking. The discussion was meant to discuss the problems at hand, and talk about possible solutions.
    WVU and the City of Morgantown, paired up to host a discussion April 16 on underage and high risk drinking. The discussion was meant to discuss the problems at hand, and talk about possible solutions.

A new postal stamp will celebrate the 150th anniversary of the document that declared all slaves held by confederate states to be free forever.

At the National Archives in Washington, the United States Postal Service unveiled a limited-edition stamp to commemorate the historical event. The Emancipation Proclamation Forever Stamp is the first in a series of three stamps set to be released this year, which honors moments of courage and equality in the United States civil rights movement.

 

Designed by Gail Anderson and Antonio Alcalá, the stamp features the Emancipation Proclamation's famous words "Henceforward Shall Be Free", alongside President Lincoln's name and year the document was signed. Anderson utilized one of the oldest working letterpress print shops, Hatch Show Print in Nashville, TN, to produce the stamp with an authentic look.

This year, the Postal Service will release 30 new stamps that "tap into an American passion." Customers can view the Emancipation Proclamation stamp and preview other stamps to be issued in 2013 at www.usps.com/stampsand on both the Postal Service's Facebook and Twitter pages.

The stamp can be ordered online at:

https://store.usps.com/store/browse/productDetailSingleSku.jsp?productId=S_470340&categoryId=subcatS_S_Sheets

 You can also purchase the stamp at your local post office beginning January 2, 2013.