On August 23, 2013,the Postal Service™ will issue the Althea Gibson (Forever® priced at 46 cents) First-Class mail® commemorative stamp in one design in a pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) pane of 20 stamps (Item 470800). The stamp will go on sale nationwide August 23, 2013.
The U.S. Postal Service® honors tennis great Althea Gibson (1927-2003) with the 36th stamp in its Black Heritage series. The first black player to win one of the four major singles tournaments, Gibson twice captured Wimbledon and the U.S. Championships (now known as the U.S. Open) and became the top-ranked player in the world. In the stamp art, artist Kadir Nelson depicts Gibson at Wimbledon. Art director Derry Noyes designed the stamp.
Members of Alpha Kappa Alpha are invited to attend a special dedication ceremony to celebrate this historic occasion on August 24th. The ceremony will be held in Newark, NJ and be hosted by the honorable Joseph DiVencenzo, Jr., Essex County Executive and RSVP is required. To download your copy of the invitation with all the event details, please visit the Regional Director Updates posted in the Members Only Section of this website.