The U.S. Postal Service honored the 50th anniversary of the Martin Luther King Jr.-inspired March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom by unveiling a new stamp to commemorate the event.The artwork shows marchers against the background of the Washington Monument, with placards calling for equal rights and jobs for all.
The Postal Service created the new Forever stamp as part of a three-part set to celebrate the civil rights movement this year. The other two stamps commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation that freed slaves, and the 100th anniversary of the birthof Rosa Parks, , the African American activist who refused to give up her seat on a Montgomery, Ala. bus in 1955.
The 1963 March on Washington was another milestone in the civil rights movement, one that King called “the greatest demonstration for freedom in the history of our nation.”