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Harper Ferry National Park Quarter Part of African American History

John Brown’s Raid is an event that is etched in our African American history and forever will be part of the legacy of this nation’s struggle with slavery. A quarter was released in 2016 which has the historical John Brown’s … Continue reading

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Newark NJ Celebrates 350th Special Pictorial Postmark at Pillar College-Sarah Vaughan Stamp

On October 13, 2016 The Special Pictorial Postmark cancellation  was issued by the United States Postal Service. The Forever stamp that received The Newark, NJ’s postmark that day at Pillar College was no other but Sarah Vaughan. This stamp was … Continue reading

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African American Coins-Rare Bessie Coleman Concept Coin-

Be on the lookout for the rare Bessie Coleman concept coin. I wrote a few short posts about the Bessie Coleman Concept Coin a while ago. Click on this link and you can read a short post “Who is Bessie Coleman?” … Continue reading

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Do You Have a Quarter? If Yes, Flip it Over You Might Have a Black History Collectible

If you have a quarter in your pocket right now I want you to flip it over. If it is dated 2009 and for Washington DC you would have the quarter with Duke Ellington on the reverse. A Black History … Continue reading

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Shirley Chisolm Stamp Released January 31, 2014

The Black Heritage stamp series just released the Shirley Chisholm stamp. This stamp is the 37th stamp in the Black Heritage series. It  features a painting of Chisholm by artist Robert Shetterly. This engaging portrait is taken from a series … Continue reading

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Scott Joplin US Postal Stamp Honors a Historic Music Composor and Artist

On June 8, 1983, Scott Joplin, known as the King of Rag Time, was honored  a 20 cent US Postal Stamp. Jerry Pickney is the Artist for this stamp.

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Three Stamps Were Issued to Commemorate Jackie Robinson

There were three (3) stamps issued by the US Postal Service to commemorate baseball giant and civil rights activist, Jackie Robinson. The first stamp was 20-cent  issued August 2, 1982. It shows Robinson sliding on a base.       … Continue reading

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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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