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Ceremony for the Ernest J. Gaines Commemorative Forever Stamp

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Event: First Drafts: Exploring the Ernest J. Gaines Center's Manuscript Collections

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8th Annual Gaines Lecture Series

On Thursday, Oct. 29, the Ernest J. Gaines Center will host its 8th Annual Gaines Lecture Series at 5 p.m.

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Attend the U.S. Postal Service's Ernest J. Gaines Forever Stamp first-day-of-issue dedication ceremony. The event will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 23, in the Atchafalaya Ballroom in the Student Union at 620 McKinley St.

Registration has ended. This indoor event is open to the public. Paid parking is located in the Girard Park Circle garage. Email questions to

Learn more about the stamp, which will be the 46th stamp in the Black Heritage Series.

Purchase Ernest J. Gaines Stamps from the United States Postal Service.