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Jan. 14, 2016
 
HCC to host 2016 Black History Month Stamp Dedication
 
WELDON, N.C. – Halifax Community College (HCC) will host a stamp dedication in conjunction with the U.S. Postal Service® as part of Black History Month festivities, Wed, Feb. 3. The event is free and open to the public and will begin at 11 a.m. in The Centre. A reception will follow.

About the stamp:

Richard Allen (U.S. 2016)
Posted on August 20, 2015 by VSC
Richard Allen stamp
Black Heritage (39th in the series)

FDOI: Quarter 1 (Black History Month) (Birth date: February 14, 1760)
Format: Pane of 20

Preacher, activist, and civic leader Richard Allen (1760–1831) was an inspiring figure whose life and work resonate profoundly in American history. This stamp coincides with the 200th anniversary of Allen’s founding of the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church, one of the most important institutions in African-American life, and his election as its first bishop.

The stamp art is a portrait of Allen, a detail from an 1876 print titled “Bishops of the A.M.E. Church.” Featuring Allen in the center surrounded by ten other bishops and six historical vignettes, the print is from the collection of the Library Company of Philadelphia.

Art Director: Greg Breeding

Notes: “You’re going to make a lot of people happy with Richard Allen,” said USPS press rep Roy Betts at the briefing.
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Media Contact: Dr. Dianne Rhoades, Vice President of Institutional Advancement, Halifax Community College and Executive Director of the Halifax Community College Foundation Inc., dbarnes-rhoades128@halifaxcc.edu, 252-536-7239