The “To Form a More Perfect Union” stamps were issued on 8/30/2005. One of the 10 stamps commemorates the 1963 March on Washington. The #NAACP is hosting a Virtual March on Washington 8/27 & 8/28 #2020. Here is a video to join in with other organizations supporting this effort. National Museum of African Americans on Stamps #NMAAS ~ Share #MarchonWashington1963 #MarchonWashington2020 #USPS #ESPER #APS #StampsTeach (Scott# 3937) 50th Anniversary MarchonWashington issued 8/23/13 (Scott #4804)
There are over 70 single frame and almost 40 multi-frame exhibits and a wealth of knowledge being shared. You can still register for the show. https://stamps.connectedcommunity.org/schedule/events/sessionschedule
Check out our exhibit “And Our Beat Goes On” below
Since the founding of the United States, African Americans have played a pivotal role in the shaping of American history and heritage. Their contributions to America have included the fields highlighted by the 1940 Famous Americans and many more. This virtual exhibition showcases the black experience in the United States through the lens of American postage stamps.
Created by Angelo Wider, United States Postal Service, and Alexander T. Haimann, National Postal Museum.
We are very pleased to share this article published on the American Alliance of Museums blog. It’s entitled By Any Means Necessary: Digital, Virtual, and Travelling African American and Civil Rights Exhibitions and was written by Charlene Blair, NMAAS Director.
It was such an honor to attend the 40th AAAM conference. To be surrounded by people that are so passionate and committed to keeping the legacies and histories of African Americans alive and well was so inspiring. As a newbie, I had an opportunity to attend some very informative sessions and just listen to the wealth of knowledge that has been attained over the years. I found the new developments in digital and virtual museums very interesting. Having a “Pop-up” exhibit where 75 people visit is just as necessary as institutions that have a physical space but have very few visitors all month. Finding ways to reach a broader audience is necessary.
Visiting Fort Monroe where the first Africans arrived and were enslaved was very moving and our tour guides really made the experience meaningful.
The Frederick Douglass plate won in the silent auction will be a nice addition for a tribute to him. The Hampton University Brass Band gave a rousing welcome to the campus.
It was a pleasure meeting a sorority sister, Dr Synatra Smith, from Prince George’s African American Museum and Jacqueline Dace who I met when we were both at the Missouri History Museum. She is now with the National Underground Railroad Museum in Cincinnati and on the AAAM Board of Directors.