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Ernest Gaines to appear on postage stamp

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The internationally acclaimed author, who died in November 2019 at age 86, was UL Lafayette writer-in-residence emeritus; he taught creative writing at the University from 1983 until his retirement in 2010.

The stamp, which the United States Postal Service announced today, will be the 46th in its Black Heritage series; it will feature an oil painting based on a photograph that portrays a stoic, poised Gaines wearing his trademark beret.

Source: KATC