School segregation lawsuit honored with stamp

September 13th, 2007

With this stamp, the U.S. Postal Service marks the 60th anniversary of a groundbreaking World War II-era legal case in which a group of civic-minded Hispanic parents in California successfully sued to end segregation in their schools. According to stamp art director and designer Ethel Kessler, the illustration by Rafael Lopez, a native of Mexico City who maintains his studio in San Diego, California, "masterfully integrated the look of the Mexican muralists with the idea of looking forward to the light." The stamp typography is by Greg Berger.

Issue Date: 14 September 2007

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