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Jan. 28, 2016
 
Celebrating Black History at Halifax Community College
 
WELDON, N.C. – Halifax Community College will host a stamp dedication in conjunction with the U.S. Postal Service as part of Black History Month festivities on Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016.

The event is free, open to the public and will begin at 11 a.m. in The Centre, located at 200 College Drive. A reception will follow.

The Richard Allen stamp will be dedicated during the ceremony. Weldon Postmaster Andrea Green will be the dedicating official for the event. For more information about this event, contact Dr. Dianne Rhoades at 252-536-7239.
 
Richard Allen stamp
 
About the Stamp: Richard Allen
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, as well as 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. A First-Day-of-Issue ceremony for the Richard Allen stamp will take place at the Mother Bethel A.M.E. Church in Philadelphia on Feb. 2. It is the 39th stamp in the Postal Service’s Black Heritage series.

The stamp will be available for purchase nationwide on Feb. 2, 2016. Customers can purchase the Richard Allen Forever stamp at Post Offices, online at http://www.usps.com/shop, or by calling 800-782-6724.

The Richard Allen stamp is being issued as a Forever Stamp. Forever stamps are always equal in value to the current First-Class Mail one-ounce rate.

Customers may view the Richard Allen Black Heritage Forever Stamp, as well as a preview of many of this year’s other stamps, on Facebook at facebook.com/USPSStamps, on Twitter@USPSstamps and on the website USPSstamps.com.

The Postal Service receives no tax dollars for operating expenses and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations.
 
 
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Halifax Community College strives to meet the diverse needs of our community by providing high-quality, accessible and affordable education and services for a rapidly changing and globally competitive marketplace.
 
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