Category Archives: African American Stamps

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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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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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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