Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson was invited as a special guest during the 150th Anniversary of the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation as the United Postal Service unveiled a commemorative stamp in the National Archives in Washington, D.C on January 1, 2013. Joined by members of the National Archives and Records Administration, and the United States Postal Service, Congresswoman Johnson introduced the 2013 commemorative stamp to the Nation, which will be sold at post offices all across the country.
"The signing of the Emancipation Proclamation marked a critical moment in our Nation's history. By declaring free all slaves throughout Confederate states, this document laid the groundwork for many of the equalities that have come to define our great Union as we know it today. This commemorative stamp is one way that we as a people can honor this important piece of our Nation's history."
The Emancipation Proclamation stamp will be sold as a Forever stamp through the United States Postal Service.