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Video highlights Ernest J. Gaines stamp

A new Postal Service video highlights the Ernest J. Gaines stamp release.

The critically acclaimed author is the 46th honoree in the Postal Service’s Black Heritage stamp series. The stamp features an oil painting of Gaines based on a 2001 photograph.

USPS recently dedicated the stamp at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, where Gaines taught creative writing and served as the writer in residence. The stamp is available in panes of 20 at Post Offices and