The U.S. Postal Service celebrates the bicentennial of Alabama statehood with the issuance of the Alabama Statehood Forever stamp. Alabama became the 22nd state in the union on Dec. 14, 1819. The first-day-of-issue event is free and open to the public.
Alabama’s rich history stretches from its earliest inhabitants and settlement by European colonists to its significant role in the civil rights movement and its participation in the nation’s space program. The state was at the center of many important events in the civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s, including the 1965 Voting Rights March from Selma to Montgomery, a route now commemorated as a National Historic Trail.
The Alabama Statehood stamp features an existing photograph taken at sunset on May 28, 2017, in Cheaha State Park. Alabama photographer Joe Miller shot the picture from the park’s Pulpit Rock Trail. Art Director William Gicker designed the stamp.
The Alabama Statehood stamp is being issued as a Forever stamp and will always be equal in value to the current First-Class Mail 1-ounce price.