Monthly Archives: February 2013

African Americans Whose Signatures Are on US Currency

Their are four African American men whose signatures appear on US Currency. There is one woman whose signature appear on US currency during her tenure 1977-1981. As you know from the prior post Azia Taylor-Morton was the first and only … Continue reading

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Azie Taylor-Morton The First and Only African American Treasurer of the US Has Signature on Paper Money 1977-1981

If you come across paper money printed between 1977-1981 you should be able to find  the signature of Azie Taylor-Morton. She was the first and ONLY African American Treasurer of the United States. Azie Taylor-Morton served under the Carter administration. … Continue reading

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Whitney Young Jr. Honored on a US Postage Stamp in 1981

Whitney Moore Young, Jr. was an effective civil rights leader who served as executive director of the National Urban League for 10 years. In 1969, he received the nation’s highest civilian honor, the Medal of Freedom. This stamp was issued … Continue reading

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Benjamin Banneker US Postage Stamp 1980

  On February 15, 1980 Benjamin Banneker, a self-taught astronomer and mathematician and publisher of Farmers Almanacs in the 1790’s was honored on a 15 cent US Postage Stamp. I want to also note that he was one of three … Continue reading

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Martin Luther King Jr. Postage Stamps

There were two Martin Luther King Jr. Stamps released as part of the Black Heritage Stamp Series. The first one is a 15-cent stamp and was issued on January 13, 1979. The second stamp is a 33-cent stamp was issued … Continue reading

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Do You Know Who Was The First African American to Appear on a US Postage Stamp?

If you guessed that Booker T. Washington was the first African American to appear on a US Postage Stamp you are absolutely right! Actually Booker T. Washington had a lot of “firsts”. I found out just tonight that he was … Continue reading

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Harriet Tubman Was the First African American to be Honored as Part of The Black Heritage Stamp Series

Harriet Tubman was the first African American to be honored as part of the Black Heritage Stamp Series. She is also the first African American Woman to be honored on a U.S postage stamp. Please note that I said the … Continue reading

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Who are the Artists That Painted and Designed the Rosa Parks Stamp?

African American Artist Thomas Blackshear II created the original painting for the Rosa Parks stamp. The stamp was designed by art director Derry Noyes. Read more about Thomas Blackshear 11 by clicking this  link. Read more about the Art Director … Continue reading

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Hettie Anderson An African American Model for the Famous St. Gaudens $20 Gold Coin

The most beautiful coin in U.S. history is the design that appeared on the $20 Gold Double Eagle from 1907 to 1933. It is the design of Augustus St. Gaudens. His model was an  African-American artist’s model named Hettie Anderson … Continue reading

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Rosa Parks Commemorative Stamp Was Released This Month as Part of Black Heritage Series

The Rosa Parks Commemorative Stamp was released this month. This stamp is part of the Black Heritage Series which started in 1978. The first stamp released in 1978 in this series was for Harriet Tubman. You can read more about … Continue reading

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