Smithsonian National Postal Museum – Freedom Just Around the Corner Exhibit Catalog

By on 1-15-2018 in Blog Post, Remembering

Smithsonian National Postal Museum – Freedom Just Around the Corner Exhibit Catalog
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With today being Martin Luther King Jr. Day, (and his actual birthday) we are looking at the Freedom Just Around the Corner Exhibit Catalog.  It is available online over at the Smithsonian National Postal Museum exhibit and in a pdf downloadable; that exhibit was from February 12, 2015 – February 15, 2016, at Daniel Piazza.

Both of the stamps of Dr. King I’ve shown here over the past two years are included in the exhibit, and  I’m including at the end of today’s post.

Smithsonian National Postal Museum – Freedom Just Around the Corner Exhibit Catalog

The full title of the exhibit is: “Freedom Just Around the Corner: BLACK AMERICA FROM CIVIL WAR TO CIVIL RIGHTS”.   It is available online – you will especially want to spend time on the Exhibit tab and Resources tab which includes the “Download the exhibit catalog” link.

“About the Exhibit: 

The National Postal Museum’s first exhibition devoted entirely to African American history, Freedom marks 150 years since the end of the Civil War and the abolition of slavery throughout the United States. It highlights letters carried by enslaved Americans, mail sent by and to leaders of the civil rights movement, and original artwork for numerous stamps issued by the United States Postal Service. Nearly one hundred items from NPM’s collection are on display, augmented by outstanding pieces on loan from other institutions and private collections.”

Both of the stamps of Dr. King I’m showing here are in the exhibit. 

The 1979 15c Martin Luther King Jr. stamp details are on this link, and also page 91 of the pdf. From my 2016 blog post: “Letter from Birmingham Jail”.    I Have a Dream 1999 stamp

The 33¢ Martin Luther King, Jr., “I Have a Dream” Stamp details are on this link, and page 83 of the pdf. From my 2017 blog post: “I Have a Dream” 1999 stamp.

My sincere appreciation to the Smithsonian National Postal Museum for keeping this and other past exhibits available online.

Anchors Aweigh,  

Helen


Attribution & Thank you to the following who are referenced today

Smithsonian National Postal Museum, excerpt, image, links (as shown above) – “Freedom Just Around the Corner: BLACK AMERICA FROM CIVIL WAR TO CIVIL RIGHTS”.  @PostalMuseum ‏

Image above Image above – “I Have a Dream” U.S. #3188a Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebrate the Century – 1960s  @USPS @USPSStamps.

Image above – U.S. Stamp from 1979 15c Martin Luther King Jr. part of the Black Heritage Series, as shown on Mystic Stamp Company, @USPS @USPSStamps.

AnchoredScraps blog posts: “I Have a Dream” 1999 stamp 1-16-2017; and “Letter from Birmingham Jail” 1-18-2016.

 

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