‘Defender’ Will Debut Civil Rights Postage Stamps

By: E&P Staff

The Chicago Defender will be the co-host when the U.S. Postal Service unveils its series of Civil Rights Era-themed stamps in Chicago next week.

Defender Executive Editor Roland S. Martin will be the co-emcee for the unveiling of the stamps Aug. 30. The series — called the “To Form a More Perfect Union” commemorative stamps — mark 10 milestones in the era, including the U.S. Supreme Court’s Brown v. Board of Education desegregation decision; lunch counter sit-ins in the Deep South; the March on Selma, Ala.; and signing of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

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