On March 23, 2024, The Detroit PCC partnered with The Detroit River Project (DRP) for a Special Stamp Dedication ceremony commemorating the Underground Railroad (UGRR) at St. Matthew's & St. Joseph's Episcopal Church in Detroit, Michigan. We honored Detroiter William Lambert, known as the Detroit Underground Railroad Stationmaster, and one of ten Freedom Fighters featured in the UGRR Stamp Collection. Thank you to all the speakers and everyone who made this event a success. More pics coming soon at www.detroitpcc.com.
Pics: L to R: Abolitionist and civil rights activist William Lambert, UGRR Stamp Dedication, flyer for the event, Toussaint Lambert, son of William Lambert - one of the first African American letter carriers. #undergroundrailroadstamps

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Below: L to R: Kim Simmons, DRP, Ron Morris, PCC Co-Chair, LaDonna Smith, PCC Admin, Jake Busacker, PCC Co-Chair, Patricia Bridgeforth, CRM USPS, Joseph Napier, Narrator UGRR history, Carol Zarek, PCC Sec., Gary Hinton, PCC Support. - Rt.  Event attendees at St. Matthew's and St. Joseph's Church, founded by William Lambert.   After the wonderful dedication, we gathered in Jamison Hall for refresehments and opportunty to purchase sheets of the Underground Railroad stamps and acquire the special days stamp cancellation. 

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Below: These commerative stamp sets and more can be purchased online. Typically, a commerative stamp has a limited production run and is sold for only one year. 
These are Forever Stamps so the price you pay now is valid forever. If you wish to purchase commerative stamp sets, you can visit our website at  www.usps.com  > Shop  Stamps

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