The Postal Service issued a souvenir sheet of 37-cent To Form a More Perfect Union stamps in ten designs, on August 30, 2005, in the following locations: Greensboro, North Carolina; Jackson, Mississippi; Little Rock, Arkansas; Memphis, Tennessee; Montgomery, Alabama; Selma, Alabama; Topeka, Kansas; Washington, DC. Ethel Kessler of Bethesda, Maryland designed the stamps.

A More Perfect Union Stamp Sheet

1948 Executive Order Stamp

1955 Bus Boycott Stamp

1960 Lunch Counter Sit-Ins

This series recognizes the courage and achievements of the men and women who fought for equal rights during the years of the Civil Rights movement. The series presents an artistic representation of ten pivotal events from the 1948 Executive Order ending segregation in the military to the 1965 Voting Rights Act. Stamp designer Ethel Kessler used details from contemporary artworks to comment on all of the ten historical events commemorated on this souvenir sheet.

1955 Voting Rights Act

1957 Little Rock Nine

1961 Freedom Riders

1963 March On Washington

1964 Civil Rights Act

1965 Brown Vs. Board Of Education

1965 Selma March

50 million stamps were printed by Ashton Potter (USA) Ltd. in the offset process.

This stamp series is a part of The Museum of UnCut Funk Collection.

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