United States Postal Service Releases Lena Horne Black Heritage Stamp
By:     -   February 1, 2018   -   Black Women  -  Culture   -   0 Comments   -   215 Views

Just in time to kick-off Black History Month, the United States Postal Service has released a stamp honoring the life and legacy of the legendary Lena Horne. This makes Horne the 41st honoree in its Black Heritage stamp series.


“Today, we honor the 70-year career of a true American legend. With this Forever stamp, the Postal Service celebrates a woman who used her platform as a renowned entertainer to become a prolific voice for civil rights advancement and gender equality.” – Deputy Postmaster General Ronald Stroman

The stamp art features a black-and-white image taken by photographer Christian Steiner in the 80s, and was colorized by Kristen Monthei. Horne, a performer and Civil Rights activist, was born in Brooklyn, New York on June 30, 1917.