John Lewis, Gabrielle Union Unveil March on Washington Stamp

Earlier this year the U.S. Postal Service issued stamps for the Emancipation Proclamation and civil rights icon Rosa Parks.

Posted: 08/24/2013 02:16 PM EDT

Star of BET's Being Mary Jane Gabrielle Union and Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) attended the unveiling of a U.S. Postal Service stamp commemorating the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington.

"It is a powerful image. When you look at it, you can't help but think of the debt that America owes those marchers," said Deputy Postmaster General Ronald Stroman.

The stamp was unveiled on Friday ahead of the National Action to Realize the Dream rally and march. It is the third and final stamp in the civil rights stamp series issued by the U.S. Postal Service in 2013. The Emancipation Proclamation and civil rights icon Rosa Parks were also honored with stamps this year.

"I think as young, politically active Black people, we like to think our parents were freedom riders, they were all freedom riders and on the front lines of every fight. And to hear their stories...was incredibly powerful," Union told the Associated Press.

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(Photo: AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

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