Miss. to be features on stamps

Published 10:35 pm Thursday, February 5, 2009

Images of the Mississippi state flag, Mississippi civil rights leaders Fannie Lou Hamer and Medgar Evers and the Biloxi Lighthouse will be depicted on three 2009 U.S. Postal Service commemorative stamps.

A combined portrait of Hamer and Evers is part of the Civil Rights Pioneers series to be issued Feb. 21.

In June, the Mississippi state flag will be part of Flags of Our Nation, a three-year series launched on Flag Day 2008. Each of the six sets will feature 10 state or territorial flags, chosen alphabetically.

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In July, the 160-year-old Biloxi Lighthouse will be featured in the Lighthouses of the Gulf series, joining four other historic lighthouses.