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‘Green’ gold

Star Ribbon stamp also highlighted

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Viggo Mortensen and Mahershala Ali star in “Green Book,” which won an Oscar for best picture this week. Image: Universal Pictures

‘Green Book’ wins. “Green Book,” the film inspired by a postal-connected travel guide for African-Americans, won three Oscars at this week’s Academy Awards ceremony.

The film received awards for best picture, best original screenplay and best supporting actor for Mahershala Ali.

“Green Book” tells the story of a road trip that African-American pianist Don Shirley took through the segregated south during 1962. Shirley, played by Ali, uses the Green Book during his travels.

Victor Green, a New Jersey letter carrier, began publishing the Green Book in 1936, drawing on his postal connections to identify businesses that would welcome African-American customers.

Link has published several articles about the Green Book, including a story last week about USPS employees and others whose families used the book, as well as an article last fall about the critical acclaim the film received upon its release.

Other coverage includes stories about a Green Book-inspired stage play and documentary.

Rising Star. USPS has released additional details about its forthcoming Star Ribbon stamp.

The stamp, which will be sold in coils of 3,000 and 10,000 and panes of 20, will be dedicated Friday, March 22, during an American Stamp Dealers Association meeting in Oakbrook Terrace, IL.

The Postal Service announced Star Ribbon and several other additions to its 2019 stamp program last month.

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