Photo detail

Author Ernest J. Gaines Black Heritage Forever Stamp. PRNewsfoto/U.S. Postal Service

Stories this photo appears in:

Tease photo

Postal Service Salutes Author Ernest J. Gaines

The U.S. Postal Service today celebrated the life of author Ernest J. Gaines, best known for the novels "The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman" and "A Lesson Before Dying," as the 46th honoree in the Black Heritage Stamp series in a first-day-of-issue ceremony at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.