Posted on March 8, 2023 at 10:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

The Toni Morrison postage stamp promised to us late last year has been unveiled.

The US Postal Service made the announcement on Tuesday during a ceremony at Princeton University, where Morrison taught from 1989 to 2006.

Praise for Morrison's literary legacy came via a letter from former President Barack Obama and former First Lady Michelle Obama, plus a prerecorded video address from Oprah Winfrey, who picked four of Morrison's books for her book club.

Morrison received the Nobel Prize in Literature for her body of work, including Song of Solomon (a National Book Critics Circle Award winner), Beloved (a Pulitzer Prize winner), The Bluest Eye, and Sula.

Her image on the Forever stamp comes from a 1997 photo shoot for the cover of TIME magazine.

You can read more about the Morrison stamp unveiling in The New York Times

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