Saturday, January 29, 2022

USPS to Honor Legendary Playwright August Wilson With a Forever Stamp (Video)

USPS August Wilson Stamp
Legendary playwright August Wilson is the 2021 Black Heritage Forever stamp honoree.

*August Wilson is getting a stamp!

The award-winning playwright will receive one of the nation’s highest honors when he appears on a U.S. Postal Service Forever stamp, to be dedicated Jan. 28 on USPS’ Facebook and Twitter pages.

One of America’s greatest playwrights, Wilson is hailed as a trailblazer for helping to bring nonmusical African American drama to the forefront of American theater. He’s collected a ton of accolades for his work, including seven New York Drama Critics’ Circle Awards; a Tony Award, for 1987’s “Fences”; and two Pulitzer Prizes, for “Fences” and 1990’s “The Piano Lesson.”

Customers may preorder and purchase stamps and other philatelic products through the Postal Store at usps.com/shopstamps, by calling 800-STAMP24 (800-782-6724), by mail through USA Philatelic, or at Post Office locations nationwide.

Watch a bio of Wilson below:

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