Postal Service Celebrates King, Displays New Stamp

by Gabe Bullard on January 14, 2011

A new but still unreleased postage stamp was on display in west Louisville Friday morning as part of an annual Martin Luther King Day celebration.

The stamp commemorating Barbara Jordan was featured in the Oak and Acorn ElderServe center. Jordan was the first African-American woman from the south elected to Congress. The stamp is part of the Black Heritage series.

“This is the 34th stamp in the series. Usually we try to have a theme stamp for this event. Last year, for example, we had the Negro League Baseball stamp that we had on display here,” says Postal Service spokesperson David Walton.

Lucius Morrow is the manager of King Post Office, which is down the street from the center. This was his first time attending the King celebration as manager.

“It’s just a sense of pride and going back and remembering that everything we have now, we didn’t get for free. It was a struggle,” he says.

The event was not an official unveiling of the Barbara Jordan stamp. It will go on sale in September.

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