USPS Issues New Forever Stamp of Author Ernest J. Gaines by Artist Robert Peterson Issued as Part of its Black Heritage Series

The 46th stamp in the Black Heritage series for the USPS honors author Ernest J. Gaines (1933-2019). Best known for such novels as ‘The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman’ and ‘A Lesson Before Dying‘, Gaines drew from his childhood as the son of sharecroppers on a Louisiana plantation to explore the untold stories of rural African Americans.
January 24, 2023