The late Rep. John Lewis will be honored with his own stamp by the U.S. Postal Service.
In a statement, the Postal Service explained why they chose Lewis to honor. “This stamp celebrates the life and legacy of civil right leader and U.S. Rep. John Lewis of Georgia. Devoted to equality and justice for all Americans, Lewis spent more than 30 years in Congress steadfastly defending and building on key civil rights gains that he had helped achieve in the 1960s.”
The statement went on to say, “Even in the face of hatred and violence, as well as some 45 arrests, Lewis remained resolute in his commitment to what he liked to call ‘good trouble.’ The stamp features a photograph of Lewis taken by Marco Grob on assignment for the Aug. 26, 2013 issue of Time magazine. The selvage showcases a photograph of Lewis taken by Steve Schapiro in 1963 outside a workshop about a nonviolent protest in Clarksdale, MS. Derry Noyes served as art director for this project.”
Rep. John Lewis passed away in July 2020 at the age of 80. He was a pivotal figure in the civil rights movement.
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