African-American playwright honored with stamp


INDIANAPOLIS – The United State Postal Service will honor award-winning playwright August Wilson with one of the nation’s highest honors when he takes center stage on a Forever stamp. The stamp will be dedicated Jan. 28 on the Postal Service Facebook and Twitter pages. As one of America’s greatest playwrights, Wilson is hailed as a trailblazer for helping to bring nonmusical African American drama to the forefront of American theater. Wilson’s collected accolades for his work include seven New York Drama Critics’ Circle Awards; a Tony Award and a Pulitzer Price for 1987’s “Fences” and Pulitzer Prizes for 1990’s “The Piano Lesson.” For more information, visit