Issued by the United States Postal Service in 2005, "To Form A More Perfect Union" stamps recognize the courage and achievement of the Black men and Black women who, during the years of the Civil Rights Movement, struggled to bring the vision of our founding fathers closer to reality.
Ten important milestones of the Civil Rights Movement are commemorated with the "To Form A More Perfect Union" stamps (in chronological order):
1) Executive Order 9981, issued by President Harry S. Truman and implemented over several ensuing years, abolishing segregation in the United States armed forces;
2) Brown v. Board of Education;
3) The Montgomery Bus Boycott;
4) The Little Rock Nine;
5) The Lunch Counter Sit-Ins;
6) The Freedom Riders;
7) The March on Washington;
8) The Civil Rights Act of 1964;
9) The Selma March, and
10) The Voting Rights Act of 1965.
You can teach an entire Black History course on these 10 events.
Rodney. L. Hurst, Sr.