Shirley Chisholm postage stamp unveiled in Riviera Beach

RIVIERA BEACH, Fla. - The city of Riviera Beach unveiled a new postage stamp celebrating Black History Month.

The mayor, the postmaster, and the community were in attendance to see the Shirley Chisholm stamp dedication. She was known at the first African American woman elected to U-S Congress and for fighting for civil rights.

"Everything that Shirley Chisholm fought for is epitomized in the city of Riviera Beach, poor people, minorities, women," said Riviera Beach Mayor Thomas Masters. "What other city can acclaim that type of mixture other than the city of Riviera Beach," said Masters.

Shirley died in 2005. She was 80-years-old.

Post offices across the country have been selling the forever stamp for more than a month.
 

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