US Postal Service Selects Shetterly Portrait for Shirley Chisholm Stamp

Brooklyn, New York

Brooksville, Maine -- On January 31, the United States Postal Service will unveil a new postage stamp honoring Shirley Chisholm. The image used for 

Shirley Chisholm Stamp by Robert Shetterlythe stamp is Robert Shetterly's portrait, which is part of the Americans Who Tell the Truth series.

Chisholm was the first African American woman ever elected to Congress, and in 1972 she became the first African American woman and only the second woman to seek the presidential nomination of a major political party.

Her's will be the 37th stamp in the USPS Black Heritage Series, which was begun in 1978.

The First-Day-Of-Issue Ceremony will be held at 11 am at Brooklyn Borough Hall, 209 Joralemon Street, Brooklyn, NY. Deputy Postmaster General, Ronald Stroman, will preside at the unveiling.

The artist, Robert Shetterly, will be on-hand to sign collectors' stamps and other memorabilia.

Americans Who Tell the Truth is a not-for-profit arts, education, and citizenship organization that promotes civic engagement through portraits and narratives of courageous individuals who have worked to promote social, economic, and environmental justice.

For more information about the portrait contact Robert Shetterly , (207) 326-8459

To reserve a seat at the event in New York: (866) 268-3243