On Feb. 17, the West Palm Beach Postmaster’s Office dedicated the Richard Allen Forever stamp in honor of Black History Month. The celebration at the Palm Beach County Robert Weisman Governmental Center was part of the “Unsung Heroes” event hosted by Palm Beach County District 7 Commissioner Priscilla A. Taylor.
Taylor honored African Americans who have stepped up when duty called, broke color barriers, or quietly made their communities better one person at a time. West Palm Beach, FL, Customer Relations Coordinator Curlita Rogers-Saunders shared the life of Allen who was a preacher, activist, and civic leader with the audience. The 39th stamp in the Black Heritage series coincides with the 200th anniversary of Allen’s founding of the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church, one of the most important institutions in African-American life, and his election and consecration as its first bishop.
West Palm Beach, FL, Officer In Charge (OIC) Joe Molfetto dedicated a stamp enlargement to Taylor and presented a second enlargement to Pastor Charles Scott of St. Paul AME Church in West Palm Beach, FL.
West Palm Beach, FL, Officer In Charge (OIC) Joe Molfetto (left) and Palm Beach County District 7 Commissioner Priscilla A.Taylor (right) unveiled the Richard Allen Forever stamp, the 39th addition to the U.S. Postal Service’s Black Heritage Series. Photo: West Palm Beach, FL, Customer Relations Coordinator Curlita Rogers-Saunders