Two African American icons have been honored by the United States Postal Service, with forever stamps.

Images of the late Marvin Gaye and Gregory Hinds will be immortalized on commemorative stamps in 2019.

“The miniature works of art illustrated in the 2019 stamp program offer something for everyone’s interest about American history and culture,” said U.S. Postal Service Stamp Services Executive Director Mary-Anne Penner told the Minnesota-Spokesman-Recorder. “From legendary poet Walt Whitman to the entertainment genius of Gregory Hines to the majestic beauty of our Wild and Scenic Rivers, this program is diverse and wide-ranging and tells America’s story on stamps.”

Gaye made history with his music, crafting timeless records like “What’s Going On,” “Sexual Healing,” “How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)” and many more, shaping soul music in the 60s and beyond.
Hines was an award-winning dancer, actor, and choreographer, known for his work at the Apollo Theater and the films Tap, Waiting to Exhale and White Knights.

The stamps were designed by art director Derry Noyes, who used a 1988 photo of Hines by Jack Mitchell and a portrait of Gaye, created by renowned artist, Kadir Nelson.