RECAP: Sarah Vaughan USPS First-Day-of-Issue Forever Stamp Ceremony, Newark Symphony Hall

The official unveiling of the Sarah Vaughan USPS Forever Stamp took place at Newark Symphony Hall on Tuesday, March 29th. Special guests and speakers at the event included performances by the New Mount Zion Baptist Church Choir, Melba Moore, Carrie Jackson and speeches by Diane Reeves and Newark Mayor Ras Baraka. Below are pictures from the event.

The photo that the stamp is based on was taken by photographer Hugh Bell whose collection is represented by Gartenberg Media Enterprises.

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Special Guests of the event applaud at the unveiling of the Sarah Vaughan USPS Forever Stamp.

Special Guests of the event applaud at the unveiling of the Sarah Vaughan USPS Forever Stamp.

Melba Moore

Melba Moore

April Bell-Martha (daughter of Hugh Bell) and Jon Gartenberg (representing the Bell Estate)

April Bell-Martha (daughter of Hugh Bell) and Jon Gartenberg (representing the Bell Estate)