TCR Breaking News: AME Church Member Gwen Ifill to be Honored with United States Postage Stamp
Today the United States Postal Serviced that acclaimed journalist Gwen Ifill will be honored on the 2020 USPS Black Heritage Postage Stamp. Born in 1955, Ms. Ifill was known for her contributions throughout print and television journalism. She worked at the PBS NewsHour for 17 years, covering eight presidential campaigns and moderating two vice-presidential debates. She was also the moderator and managing editor of “Washington Week.”. She died of complications from cancer in 2016.
Ms. Ifill was a lifelong member of the AME Church, worshipping in Metropolitan AME, DC for many years. Her father Rev. O. Urcille Ifill serving as General Secretary and her brother Rev. Earle Ifill served as a pastor and Presiding Elder in the Atlanta-North Georgia Conference as well as a past President of the Connectional Presiding Elders' Council.
The unveiling will be held at Metropolitan AME Church in late January or early February.
The Christian Recorder is the official newspaper of the African Methodist Episcopal Church and the oldest continuously produced publication by persons of African descent.
Bishop Vashti M. McKenzie, Chair of the General Board Commission on Publications
Rev. Dr. Roderick D. Belin, President/Publisher of the AME Sunday School Union
Mr. John Thomas III, Editor of The Christian Recorder