Arago: To Form A More Perfect Union Issue

To Form A More Perfect Union Issue

The Postal Service issued a souvenir sheet of 37-cent To Form a More Perfect Union stamps in ten designs, on August 30, 2005, in the following locations: Greensboro, North Carolina; Jackson, Mississippi; Little Rock, Arkansas; Memphis, Tennesse; Montgomery, Alabama; Selma, Alabama; Topeka, Kansas; Washington, DC. Ethel Kessler of Bethesda, Maryland designed the stamps.

This issue recognizes the courage and achievements of the men and women who fought for equal rights during the years of the Civil Rights movement. The issue presents an artistic representation of several pivotal events from the 1948 Executive Order ending segregation in the military to the 1965 Voting Rights Act. Stamp designer Ethel Kessler used details from contemporary artworks to comment on all of the ten historical events commemorated on this souvenir sheet.

50 million stamps were printed by Ashton Potter (USA) Ltd. in the offset process.


Postal Bulletin (August 4, 2005).

Additional Records
  • Overview
  • 37c 1948 Executive Order 9981 single
  • 37c To Form a More Perfect Union pane of ten
  • 37c 1965 Voting Rights Act single
  • 37c 1960 Lunch Counter Sit-ins single
  • 37c 1957 Little Rock Nine single
  • 37c 1955 Montgomery Bus Boycott single
  • 37c 1961 Freedom Riders single
  • 37c 1964 Civil Rights Act single
  • 37c 1963 March on Washington single
  • 37c 1965 Selma March single
  • 37c 1954 Brown v. Board of Education single

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