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Richard Allen stamp dedication

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U.S. Postal Service customers will have the next month to purchase a stamp honoring a Black-American.

On Friday, the U.S. Postal Service, along with the Quinn Chapel African Methodist Church in Jefferson City, dedicated the stamp paying respect to activist and preacher Richard Allen.

The stamp is apart of the 200th anniversary of Allen’s founding of the American Methodist Church (A.M.E.). There are more than 2.5 million members of A.M.E.

“Richard Allen was a man of boundless stature, courage and determination. The Postal Service is pleased to dedicate this special commemorative Forever stamp in his honor,” said Jefferson City Postmaster Jason Hirschvogel.

The stamp art is a portrait of Allen, a detail from an 1876 print titled “Bishops of the A.M.E. Church” from the collection of the Library Company of Philadelphia.

Customers can buy the commemorative stamp at the Jefferson City post office until March 27.

Allen is the 39th honoree of the USPS Black Heritage Stamp series.

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