Latin Jazz Dispatch from Sacramento

September 26, 2008

Meet the Press: Unveiling the Latin Jazz stamp at the Sacramento Convention Center with Augustine Martinez, President and CEO of the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.

Meet the Press: Unveiling the Latin Jazz stamp at the Sacramento Convention Center with Augustine Martinez, President and CEO of the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.

National Hispanic Heritage Month festivities continued with a Latin Jazz stamp ceremony at the USHCC‘s 29th Annual National Convention in Sacramento which attracted impressive media coverage. A couple days earlier, the Postal Service in San Francisco hosted a dedication event along with the S.F. District Hispanic Heritage Committee at the city’s main mail processing plant. The warm reception I received at both events was extremely gratifying, along with all the positive response to the stamp design. There’s been only a single detractor (kind of) so far: a Postal Museum visitor in DC told me he “didn’t get it” and mumbled something about it being too abstract. Then he asked me to sign his first day cover.