Photo credit: Alan Karchmer
Last month, the National Museum of African American History and Culture celebrated its one-year anniversary. Since opening its doors as the first national museum exclusively "devoted to exploring and displaying the African American story," on September 24, 2016, the museum has welcomed over 3 million visitors.
The U.S. Postal Service is now commemorating its first anniversary by issuing a Forever Stamp in its honor. The stamp displays a photo of the northwest corner of the museum, beautifully showing its bronze-colored architecture. David Adjaye was the lead designer on this historic project, and Philip Freelon was the lead architect.
"The National Museum of African American History and Culture is an American treasure that serves as a repository for the history of suffering, struggle and triumph of African Americans," said Deputy Postmaster General and Chief Government Relations Officer Ronald A. Stroman in a statement to NBC News.
The stamp is set to be dedicated at the museum and will be available for purchase on Friday, October 13.