41c Mendez v. Westminster stamp

United States Postal Service2007-09-14

Smithsonian's National Postal Museum

Smithsonian's National Postal Museum

On September 14, 2007, in Santa Ana, California, the Postal Service issued a 41-cent Mendez v. Westminster commemorative stamp. Ethel Kessler of Bethesda, Maryland, designed the stamp.

This issue marks the sixtieth 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 the stamp's 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."

Ashton-Potter (USA), Ltd., printed 40 million stamps in the offset process.

Postal Bulletin (August 16, 2007).

Scott Catalogue USA: 4201

Copyright United States Postal Service. All rights reserved.

Museum ID: 2007.2025.1

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  • Title: 41c Mendez v. Westminster stamp
  • Creator: United States Postal Service
  • Date Created: 2007-09-14
  • Subject Keywords: Mendez v. Westminster, stamp
  • Medium: paper; ink (multicolored)


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