The USPS announces the release of the Richard Allen stamp for the 1st quarter of 2016
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Posted on Tue, Aug 25, 2015
Bishop T. Larry Kirkland, Chair, Commission on Publications
The Reverend Dr. Johnny Barbour, Jr., Publisher
The Reverend Dr. Calvin H. Sydnor III, the 20th Editor, The Christian Recorder
The Christian Recorder Breaking News – AMEC Social Action Commission New Release - The USPS announces the release of the Richard Allen stamp for the 1st quarter of 2016
The United States Postal Service has announce the release in 2016 of the Richard Allen Postage Stamp
On behalf of the Social Action Commission, Chair, Bishop Reginald Jackson and former chair, Bishop Carolyn Tyler Guidry, we thank the faithful and loyal members of the African Methodist Episcopal Church and petition-signers across the globe for all that you did to help make this vision a reality. The successful outcome of this effort is the result of all of us who prayed, signed petitions, etc., but we owe a special debt of gratitude of thanks to AME, Vernon E. Jordan and Rodney Slater for their unequalled assistance, steadfastness, and tithing of time and talent!
The 2016 forever stamp in the Black Heritage series will commemorate preacher, activist and civic leader Richard Allen (1760-1831). The stamp, in a pane of 20, coincides with the 200th anniversary of Allen’s founding of the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church.
Ms. Jacquelyn Dupont-Walker, AMEC Social Action Commission
Bishop Reginald Jackson, AMEC Social Action Commission Chair
Other postal stamp release information: http://www.linns.com/en/news/stamp-news/2015/08/upcoming-u-s--stamps-for-2015--2016-revealed.html
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