|l - r: Ruth Bledsoe, Rosemary McGowan, Joyce Thomas|
|Photo by Joyce Thomas|
Highlights of the ceremony included remarks from Congresspersons Sheila Jackson Lee and Al Green, Ms. Merlie Evers Williams, and Luci Baines Johnson (daughter of President Lyndon B. Johnson). Jordan’s sister, Rosemary McGowan, was also present to see her younger sister immortalized with the 34th commemorative stamp in the USPS’s Black Heritage series.
The Barbara Jordan Archives was proud to present its timeline display outside Sawyer Auditorium, taking observers through the highlights of the Congresswoman’s life and her many milestones and achievements via words and images. After the ceremony, the Archives and Special Collections was honored to receive Ms. Johnson, Representatives Jackson Lee and Green, and many representatives and officers from the Postal Service who helped make the stamp unveiling such a success. The Barbara Jordan Forever Stamp is now on sale at post offices throughout the country, online at usps.com or by phone at 1-800-782-6724.