The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) on Tuesday unveiled a stamp honoring the life and legacy of the late Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.).
“Dedicated to equality and justice for all People, Lewis spent greater than 30 years in Congress steadfastly defending and constructing on key civil rights beneficial properties that he had helped obtain within the Nineteen Sixties,” USPS stated in a press launch. “Even within the face of hatred and violence, in addition to some 45 arrests, Lewis remained resolute in his dedication to what he favored to name ‘good hassle.’”
The stamp, set to be launched in 2023, will function a photograph of Lewis that appeared in Time journal in 2013.
Sen. Jon Ossoff (D-Ga.) urged the Residents’ Stamp Advisory Committee final 12 months to launch a commemorative stamp honoring the “American hero, civil rights icon, and revered citizen of Georgia,” who additionally served as his mentor.
Ossoff wrote to Lewis as a young person after studying the congressman’s memoir, and Lewis provided him a volunteer internship place, in keeping with The Atlanta Journal-Structure. Lewis supported Ossoff’s unsuccessful bid for a Georgia Home seat in 2017, in addition to his profitable 2020 marketing campaign for Senate.
Lewis died in July 2020 after battling pancreatic most cancers for practically a 12 months.